Excuses, excuses, excuses. Everyone has a million of them when it comes to eating healthier.
Forming lifetime habits of healthy eating is no easy task. It requires constant strategising to help get you through those tough days when you want to dive head first into a bucket of fried food.
The following tips can help you stick to your goal to eat healthier.
Learn That Food & Emotions Need Not Go Hand in Hand
Life is tough. Food is one thing many of us have been programmed to enjoy as a treat. Between holidays, birthdays, pizza parties and all the rest, society has trained us to think food, especially unhealthy food, is a reward.
When learning to eat cleaner, you essentially want to rewire the brain from thinking food is a reward to food is form of nourishment. This is a huge adjustment to many people!
Shop Smart: Don’t Keep Bad Habit Foods Around
One of the best shopping tips out there is to not shop in the aisles of a grocery store, because this essentially helps you avoid 100% of junk food. Chips, cookies, cereals, and all the processed stuff is your enemy. Don’t let an enemy sleep inside of your pantry!
Clean eating takes a little more effort than junk food. You often have to chop, slice, clean, cook, etc. rather than just open up a bag or microwave something for immediate gratification. To avoid caving into the temptation of how convenient and tasty quick, unhealthy meals are, just don’t keep this type of food in your house.
Seek Clean Foods You LOVE
I legitimately can say I have a guacamole problem. All I do is use avocado, lime, garlic, cilantro, onion, tomato and a dash of cumin. All of this is super healthy! It is a food I will take over a lot of junk food any day of the week. In fact, I have to be careful about not eating TOO much guacamole, because even in the world of clean eating there is too much of a good thing. I digress though.
To really able to stick with a lifelong habit of clean eating, it requires finding ways to love what you are eating. Seek out recipes that make cleaning eating sustainable rather than just chomping down some bland form of food.
Never, Ever Give Up
It is so easy to get discourage when embarking on anything new in life. Eating clean has to be one of the biggest challenges which it can be very easy to waiver on.
Even if you accidentally falter and binge on a whole box of Oreos, there is always tomorrow to start your efforts fresh. Stick to your guns, and we promise the way you feel with a body fully nourished by healthy, whole foods will make all of the difference.