The problem with most diets is that they make us feel deprived. We always think about what I can not have and what we are missing. It’s no use trying to diet this way. We end up obsessing over food and are tempted to cheat, which can derail our healthy eating plan and cause us to gain rather than lose extra weight. What we need is a healthy eating plan that leaves us satisfied and happy. Here are some pros and cons to help you live a healthy plan.
Do not skip meals
Unless you have a healthy eating plan that requires you to replace the calories in a meal with a shake or snack bar, don’t skip meals. Fasting and starving is physically and mentally difficult. If anything, you’ll want to eat more (the right kind of food), not less. Eat satisfying foods in small amounts throughout the day and turn those foods into fuel for your daily activities. Your healthy eating plan will allow you to eat until you are satisfied.
Your healthy eating plan allows for a wide variety of flavors, flavors, and textures. Plan your meals in advance and provide structure and consistency to your healthy plan. We are less likely to cheat if we have structured meals and don’t need to “grab a bite” to eat on the go. If you are going to be away from home, bring a healthy snack to control your appetite until you can eat your usual healthy meals.
Don’t buy on impulse
When you go to the supermarket, have your list in hand and stick to it. Your healthy eating plan allows you to get creative and cook great meals that are healthy and good for you. Don’t screw it up by grabbing something that looks good in the store. You will most likely regret it later. Also, do not go to the market hungry, as this can intensify ties and the desire to buy on impulse.
Don’t try to do it on your own
It is difficult to follow a healthy eating plan; But if you try to do it all on your own, you may be setting yourself up for failure before you even start. Enlist the help of a friend, spouse, partner, or coworker. This support system will help you be honest and give you someone to trust. If your person is also trying to make a healthy plan, it can be a great way to support each other. Plan menus, shop, eat, and exercise together. A little friendly competition can’t hurt either.
Don’t weigh every day
It can be very daunting to see that the scale remains at the same number day after day. Losing healthy weight with a healthy eating plan will cause you to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week. So, take a break and weigh once a week or once every two weeks. Celebrate the successes of your healthy eating plan and reward yourself by sticking with it for another week.