To incorporate good nutrition into your life, learning to do your own cooking is key. Freshly-prepared meals made from fresh ingredients beat pre-cooked and pre-packaged foods every time. Even if you do not make a special effort to cook healthy, you will still have a better diet cooking for yourself than you would relying on store-bought meals.
To protect your skin from damaging free radicals eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants found in berries, beans and other plant based foods help the body suppress inflammation and protect skin cells from damage. Antioxidants also help your skin retain its elasticity, which prevents wrinkles and stretch marks.
Tracking your progress can help you see how far you have come. For instance, keep logs of how you are doing with regards to your blood pressure. Another idea would be to keep record of how much weight you are losing, how many inches you have lost and what type of diet you were on during the most substantial weight loss periods.