If you already keep your dream diet every day, you are in the minority (speaking only of those who do reflect on what they eat). For most of us, even if it we have a clearly defined purpose, it is a huge problem to stick to the ideal diet. So how to change your diet for good?
I have not yet achieved eating my perfect diet, but I stepped into the road of changing my eating habits. And that’s something! I’ve made the first steps. And if you make a few steps on this way – you do not want to go back. Even if from time to time you eat something sweet – it tastes too sweet! And you will eat less of it than you planned.
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How am I changing my diet?
Rule number 1: Decide what you want to eat.
Specify your diet, which is what you eat in your ideal life. We have a tendency to note what we forbid ourselves to eat. Well, but you need to eat something.
Think about what you will eat, and not about what you do not want to eat. First, because you need something to fill the stomach. Secondly, because if you would be thinking about chocolate (that is banned), it will not be easier!
Rule number 2: Eat the allowed foods in large quantities.
Rather than eliminating the bad, introduce the good. Let the right foods remove those unwanted.
If you have only chocolate in your fridge ;), well, you have no chance.
Start buying a lot of food from the list of your desired diet. And eat. A lot. Of what you want.
If earlier in the day you used to eat four rolls with ham and three chocolates, and now during the day you will try to eat three big portions of the good food, you just will have no room in your stomach for those rolls and chocolates.
Rule number 3: Be kind to yourself. Forgive.
It is better slowly than not at all. If you eat better, but you have a bad day and eat a lot of junk at once – don’t keep thinking about it. Do not blame yourself. Next time fill your stomach with something delicious and desirable (by which I mean healthy).
I think stress may be more harmful than unhealthy food. If you have to improve your mood on a bad day with coffee and halvah – go ahead. And the next day you will have the mental strength to keep up the good diet. Because unhealthy products after time just does not taste like they used to. You feel what these products will do to your body: sleepiness, energy and mood highs and downs. You do not want to go back to this as the norm.
What to eat and where can I find the knowledge?
My personal choice is a diet between paleo diet, whole food, and raw food.
Search for what is important for you in your nutrition on the internet. I like for example the Wellness Mama blog. Katie has a big knowledge about health. She cares about the health of her family is the areas of food and home.
Here you can start to search for other resources for simple diet (I’m not the type who likes to use time on preparing food):
To sum up: How to change your diet for good?
Make a list of food you want to eat,
step on this way
and go further and further.