Happy Saturday lovelies 🙂 The sun is shining, and this household is up and going! A little post for you today on how we can eat healthy, conquer the excuses we all have, and still have fun with our diets! Enjoy <3
The most common explanation for people coming off diets is that they simply do not have the willpower. They wanted the results from the diet but they didn’t have the mental strength to stay the course. It’s easy to be judgmental about this, but the truth is that consistent healthy eating is hard to follow.
It’s not just about the self-denial, either. Moving to a healthier diet is a process beset by potential pitfalls. The rewards for sticking to it are clear, but often seem vague and far-off at the time. Because losing weight is a slow cumulative process, it’s easy for the devil on your shoulder to tell you: “See, it’s not working, have a burger!”.
There are many excuses we can come up with and many good reasons we don’t have success when trying to stay consistent with our eating habits. Here are some to focus on to help you get the best results.
1. Don’t Think It’s “Denial Forever”
You’re not going to diet successfully if you look into the future and see no treats, no fun. It’s essential to retain balance in your diet and while reducing the “bad” is important, fun foods need to play a part even in healthy diets. Rewarding yourself for good behavior is something many people do.
This may not be the best way to do things – it can make “fun” foods feel like guilty pleasures and you don’t want guilt as a motivator. But remembering that you can have them in moderation is important and stops healthy eating from feeling like a chore.
- Don’t Have The Time To Eat Healthy?! Yes, You Do.
One healthy eating issue that everyone can sympathize with is the time factor. Get home from work, need to go out in the evening, so it’s going to have to be takeout or convenience food. We’ve ALL been there.
Now, however, there are increasing options for healthy, convenient food. A meal delivery service will give you all the ingredients and instructions for making nutritious, tasty meals. It’s a lot harder to convince yourself that a pizza is absolutely the right choice if all the ingredients are laid out for you. A naughty part of your mind is probably still going to try it, but give it a run for its money.
- Prep In The Morning, Easy In The Evening
It’s likely that you are pressed for time both on getting up and on getting home from work. However, while you’re grabbing your breakfast then you can also prep for an evening meal. There’s time enough to make a simple marinade, chop some chicken or measure out some rice. Then when you get home, it’s set out for you and there’s less to do.
The truth is that sometimes, your healthy eating plan may get shunted into the background by circumstances. It’s been hard to stay on track with my healthy eating through our recent move, sometimes it’s just SO much easier to go out and grab food, but I feel SO much better when I ignore that thought and stay on track with my eating. What you need to be asking yourself is when this is the case, and when you’re making excuses. By keeping up good behavior, you can feel confident on the occasions you’re eating something “naughty” that it’s a one-off.
Being honest with yourself – and sensible with your eating plans – allows you more wiggle room than you thought. And once you’re in good habits it becomes a lot easier to keep them going.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you all have a great weekend!! Make yourself proud 🙂