Nobody’s perfect. And no one has the perfect diet. If you are looking for that then this post is not for you. However, if you are looking for a way to improve the way you eat this one IS for you. Especially, if you are scared of making any drastic changes.
When it comes to eating better you must follow one simple rule. “Keep the good and trash the bad”
What does that mean?
It refers to maintaining the healthy foods already in your diet and ditching the unhealthy ones. Sounds easy right? Wrong! The concept may appear easy enough but for most people the process is hard. That’s because you’re doing it incorrectly. Getting to better health isn’t as easy as just eating healthy and not eating unhealthy foods.
Our bodies do not respond to drastic changes. It often overreacts and replaces logic with survival instinct. When we get into survival instinct our bodies think we are in danger and it will do anything to convince us to do whatever we have to do to get out of the situation we’re in and get back to where we were where it was nice and comforting. Usually, that’s whatever situation we we’re in before the survival instinct kicked in.
Take it from me, survival instinct isn’t exactly the healthiest space you want to be in. Instead our body needs to transition to better eating and that takes time and patience. Believe it or not this is really good news because most people find it difficult to maintain drastic changes to their diet anyway. They often revert to their old habits and lose any progress they might’ve made very quickly.
Here’s what you can try:
Instead of starting out your new diet having a cheat day during the week, start by having a “health” day.
- Starting with one day of the week, eat a variety of foods that meet the daily requirements of a well-balanced diet.
- Each month, add an additional healthy day and maintain that for the month.
- After 6 months, you will have maintained a well balanced diet for 6 days of the week and have one cheat day.
- Use the health days to also research more about new healthy recipes, superfoods, and other things that have to do with wellness.
- Combine this with a 6-month fitness program for maximal benefits.
Before you know it you’ll have a brand new lifestyle that makes you look and feel great!
Remember, keep the good and trash the bad!
Thanks for reading!
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