If you’re here for a lesson on how to be stick thin to the point that it’s unhealthy, then you’re in the wrong place. In this article, I’m going to talk about how you can keep your weight at a healthy level without going through extreme measures or promoting starvation.
1. Don’t say “diet”.
When you say diet, it has such a bad connotation. Diet basically means depriving yourself of something and it’s in our nature to want it more if we’re deprived of it. So, call it “eating healthy” instead. If you really want to eat something, ask yourself why you want it. Why? Because if it’s a soda or a bag of chips, you don’t really need it because it has no nutritional value and you’re not going to eat it out of hunger because it’s not filling either. If you’re craving a meal at McDonald’s that includes a large size Coke and Apple Pie to top it all off, ask yourself if you really need that amount of sugar, salt, and processed food in your body. This way, it will be easier for you to cut things out once you’ve justified the fact that it’s not worth eating because it’s not healthy.
2. Stop buying it.
If it’s not in your fridge or cupboard, there’s no way that you’ll go an extra mile just to make a trip to the grocery store for just a pack of chocolates or anything that’s unhealthy. First and foremost, stop buying unhealthy food and don’t ever stock your cupboards with something you don’t want yourself to eat. Letting it sit in your fridge like it’s a temptation that’s going to lure you in anytime, let it go.
Diet basically means depriving yourself of something and it’s in our nature to want it more if we’re deprived of it. So, call it “eating healthy” instead.
3. Eat fresh food.
Processed food can contain a lot of toxic ingredients that can be harmful to your health. From gluten to sugar, it’s possible that it’s all going to be on the ingredient list. The best way to avoid it is to eat fresh food that has no uncomplicated ingredients in it. Fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts, those are the best options that you have. Take the time to prepare your own meals and stop yourself from adding artificial flavorings. This could include soy sauce, ketchup, teriyaki sauce, or any other flavor enhancers that contain a lot of salt, sugar, and all the toxic stuff.
4. Eat when you’re hungry.
I know I said diet, but yes, you have to eat when you’re hungry, but you have to stop when you’re full. Eating is a normal process in our body and there’s no way we can override that feeling. We feel hungry for a reason and dieting isn’t a reason to savor that hunger you’re feeling. Eating is completely normal. But the problem is, we don’t stop when we’re full. When we’re eating at a restaurant and we are served with a large serving, we feel obligated to eat past the feeling of fullness. We paid for that meal, so it’s just good to eat it all up because we shouldn’t be wasting food. I’m sure you’re asking, “Then, what should I do?” It’s simple, SHARE. Say it outright that you won’t be able to finish that food, ask for an extra plate and just get the right amount of food.
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