Despite the fact that the literal meaning of diet is "way of eating or lifestyle," it is now commonly associated with something extreme that includes both a starting and a stopping point. Returning to thinking of a diet as a "way of eating" is not only more accurate but also more beneficial and long-term.
The following suggestions are intended to help you stay positive (not perfect) and progress (rather than regress) in your "way of eating."
Increase your desire for nutritious foods.
Too many people believe that you can either enjoy tasty bad-for-you food or resign yourself to eating unappealing good-for-you food. In reality, healthy food can be both delicious and filling. Begin with foods you enjoy and know are healthy, and then look for similar healthy foods to try. Avoid forcing yourself to eat foods you despise just because they are good for you. Simultaneously, limit your exposure to over-sweetened, oversalted, and overprocessed foods, which train your tastebuds to believe that healthy food is boring.
Make it more difficult to make unhealthy decisions and easier to make healthy ones.
Snacks are often appealing not because they are tasty, but because they are readily available and simple to prepare. And, while eating candy is far easier than peeling an orange, the point is moot if the candy is not readily available. Keep it out of the house or store it in an inconvenient location such as your kitchen, pantry, or another remote area of your home. Increase your chances of eating healthfully by making healthy choices easier and unhealthy ones more difficult.
Choose a few of your favourite treats and only indulge in them on occasion.
While the phrase "everything in moderation" is popular, the concept of moderation is lost when we are presented with numerous opportunities to indulge every day. Indulging in moderation leads to too many people eating too many unhealthy foods too frequently, but only one at a time. Instead, choose two or three treats that you truly enjoy and indulge in them on occasion, guilt-free.
Exercise is not a punishment for eating sins.
Exercise and healthy eating are not moral decisions; they are simply good for you. Your eating habits and exercise habits should complement each other rather than compete with one another. The combined power of physical activity and good nutrition is greater than either one alone.
Old habits must be broken and new ones established.
No, you don't require more willpower; instead, you require better habits, which can be thought of as behavioural shortcuts for your brain. These shortcuts form around any behaviour that you repeat frequently. If you always have a bowl of ice cream with you when you watch television at night, simply sitting down to watch a show at night can trigger the craving. Disrupt the habit by substituting healthier behaviour. For example, you could brush your teeth or eat a breath mint before sitting. Anything that interrupts and delays the automatic response (eating the ice cream) to the stimulus (sitting on the couch) can activate your ability to consciously control your behaviour rather than allowing it to be automatic
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