Wouldn’t it much easier if we all craved healthy foods? We all fully understand the importance of eating healthy, but why is it that so many have a hard times with sticking with a nutritious diet?
In this fast paced world, we are bombarded by advertisements of delicious mouth watering foods and drinks, fast-food restaurants and surrounded by conveniently packaged foods that make our minds forget the most important reason for eating healthy foods… to feed our bodies and minds to prevent disease and stay healthy!
So how can you begin to put odds in your favor, crave healthy foods and breakthrough to a healthier, slimmer you?
The first step in making positive longterm change is to use a slow, determined process to train your body and mind to eat healthier. Working on your mind first by thinking of food as the fuel your body needs for optimum health, energy and well-being, and then making conscious efforts to choose the food that will provide the best nutrition and offer the most energy and vitality is so important. Remember that eating healthy is a choice, and you are the one in control of making that choice. Start today by making the conscious decision that healthy eating is important to you and to your health and then start by making small changes that you can maintain, and add more as you go. If you try to make too many changes at once, you may end up feeling deprived of the foods you enjoy. Don’t let yourself go down that road.
Another important step, which will also help you breakthrough to a healthier, slimmer body, is to learn how to break unhealthy eating habits. The habit of eating certain unhealthy and less nutritious foods often comes early in life. That means that the habit is often difficult to break and requires persistence and dedication.
The first step in breaking unhealthy eating habits is to identify current cravings you have for less nutritious foods.
Write down the unhealthy foods such as pizza, candy, donuts, gum, chocolate, cake, pie and ice cream, on the left side of the page and all the healthy foods you enjoy on the far right side of the page.
Then decide which of the less nutritious foods can be replaced by the healthier foods you enjoy. Now that you have a list of your worst enemies and your best friends, when it comes to achieving a healthier, slimmer body, decide which healthy foods you would like to eat more of and which of the less nutritious foods you better learn to live with less or without.
Don’t forget to celebrate small victories. Recognize the positive changes you make, body and mind, as you overcome those cravings and begin to enjoy healthier food. Believe in yourself and you will breakthrough to a healthier, slimmer!