When it comes to any diet plan out there, they all have some part that seems to work.
But let me tell you, the basic principle behind any good eating program, no matter how fancy it sounds, is all about calories in and calories out.
It’s that simple!
The problem with most diets is that they’re just too unrealistic for our everyday lives.
And on top of that, they often fail to provide us with the essential nutrients we need to stick with them.
It’s all about finding balance, my friend!
And you know what?
Your attitude plays a key role in maintaining that balance!
Let’s talk about a few mindsets when it comes to weight and food.
First, ask yourself, why do you eat?
Most people would say, “Well, I eat because I have to.”
But think about it for a moment, do you really have to eat just because you have to?
If you shift your mindset and think of food as fuel for your body, how would that change the way you eat?
You’d probably be more inclined to make healthier choices.
Trust me, your attitude toward food matters a lot!
Now, think about your eating patterns.
Just like you have your regular route to work or your favourite grocery store, you tend to have a routine when it comes to food.
You eat at the same time, consume the same types of food, and more or less the same amount every week.
Your body gets used to it.
But you know what?
It’s important to keep your body on its toes, just like in exercise.
So, try to incorporate a variety of foods into your daily meals and keep your body guessing.
Have you ever wondered why advertisements are so powerful?
They have this way of triggering something inside you, and before you know it, you’re heading to the fridge or the nearest fast food joint to satisfy a craving you don’t really need.
Recognise this pattern so you can start making better choices.
Another important aspect is portion control.
Pay attention to how much you eat in one sitting.
Take spaghetti, for example.
A few years ago, doctors endorsed pasta as a healthy food option, and that’s true.
But what they didn’t emphasise enough was portion control.
Even if pasta is a good food, consuming a few extra hundred calories a few times a week can add up.
Learn to listen to your body and push the plate away when you’ve had enough.
Now, let’s talk about pre-planning.
I know life can get crazy busy, and it’s not always easy to plan meals in advance.
But trust me, it’s crucial.
When you have healthy choices readily available in your fridge, you’re more likely to eat them.
On the other hand, if you don’t have any healthy options at hand, you’ll probably end up making impulsive choices like raiding the pantry, ordering pizza, or hitting up a fast food joint.
It’s all about managing your time and making sure you have good choices within reach.
To sum it up, what we eat, when we eat it, and how much we eat can be influenced by various factors, both physiological and emotional.
Developing the right mindset towards food and practicing portion control are key.
Recognise any patterns you may have and address them.
And hey, if you tend to overeat, it might be linked to your emotions, so try to figure out those triggers and find healthier ways to cope.
Pre-plan your week if you can, keep a food journal every now and then, snack throughout the day to avoid overeating, and remember to eat until you feel comfortable because guess what?
You’ll eat tomorrow!
If you’re ready to start losing weight and feeling better, I’ve got a membership called STRONG n Lean for you.
Let’s embark on this journey together and make healthier choices for a better you!