How to Stick to Your Healthy Eating Resolution
You’ve been slogging through your healthy eating resolution for over a week now! You realize that restrictive eating is not working. You want to have a more nutritious diet, but you don’t want to be miserable!
Feeling your stomach growl everywhere you go has not been fun. Not to mention, you aren’t getting the fuel you need to live life to the fullest. There is a way to feel satiated, eat healthy, and enjoy life.
More Fat, Less Sugar
The country now realizes that it has made a mistake in vilifying fat. Low-fat foods are worse for you than whole fat foods. Fat is not the enemy, sugar is. It can be difficult to change that narrative, as we all grew up being told that fat is bad.
When we eat fructose, our bodies cannot detect it, so we often eat well past the point of satiation. Sugar causes a fatty liver which leads to insulin resistance. It’s poisoning our bodies, leading to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Eat healthy fats such as nuts, avocados, cheese, eggs, and fatty fish.
Out With the Restrictive Attitude
Instead of bumming out because you “can’t” have this or that, start thinking about what you can have. Replace your fridge with a whole bunch of healthy and delicious items.
You’ll have a few staple dishes that you cook as well as a few new dishes when you feel like mixing things up. With all the food that’s on your mind and in your kitchen, you’ll forget about all that junk food.
There are so many foods that you can eat, so focus on that! After awhile you may think “I don’t want to eat sweets,” rather than “I can’t eat sweets.”
Buy a Cookbook
Purchase a cookbook that actually gets you excited to cook! Eating out is fun and all, but it’s considerably less healthy. Even options that you think are healthy might be sneaking something in that you didn’t think about.
You can’t be sure what oils and sauces that the cooks are using back there in the kitchen. Save restaurants for celebrations only. Learning to cook might bring you a lot of joy!
After awhile, you’ll feel confident in your cooking skills so much that you may not even need a recipe anymore. Invite some friends over to dinner to share what you’ve created.
Eating less is not fun! We are programmed to want to eat the same amount for lunch today as we did yesterday. How can you trick your mind into believing that you’re eating more, but you’re actually not?
Add water to your smoothie to fluff it up. Buy smaller plates so the food fills up more of the plate. Fill up on broth in your soup instead of adding more hunks of meat.
When you know you’re on a diet, you’ll eventually break it. Who can sustain that kind of willpower for the duration of their entire lives? The best diet is the one you don’t even realize that you’re on!
These tips will help you maintain your resolution for a lifetime. I hope that the information in this blog helps you stick to your balanced eating goal.
Be compassionate toward your body by fueling it with nutritious food that will help it perform and function at its best. I hope 2020 is a year filled with health and kindness!