By Kristin S. Alexander -
In order to lose weight and promote health you must abandon dieting and learn to eat. It’s really that simple! Sometimes we tend to think of food as the enemy and try to figure out ways we can avoid it and eat less. The answer is not to eat less, but eat more! More of the proper foods. Life giving, nourishing foods that will invigorate your body, create radiant health and boost your metabolism and well being. If you want to eat only junk foods, loaded with salt, sugar, unhealthy fats, and are just trying to figure out how to eat lesser amounts of these foods without adding healthy life giving foods, you will fail in your quest to lose weight and create a healthy body.
Food choices are loaded with emotional triggers, cravings, comfort, and are the basis of most social gatherings with family and friends. No wonder it’s such a minefield of opinions, heated discussions and denial! After all, who wants to crush cherished family traditions? Eat hardly anything at celebrations? No one! The truth is you don’t have to. Yes, you might need to make some changes in recipes to create a healthier version, but in the end it will be better and more loved. When at a celebration, or out with friends, there are plenty of delicious choices once you are armed with the information you need to detect hidden ingredients. Knowledge is power, especially with food.
There are things to keep in mind when changing your eating habits. First eat only foods you enjoy. Now you might be thinking, “I really enjoy cake, and fried chicken, and triple cheese pizza and that’s not helping me lose weight!” I understand, but what I mean is don’t force yourself into a crazy diet of celery sticks and cottage cheese when you can barely stand them. Instead approach the idea of changing your diet to focus on what you can have, not what you can’t. How about a fabulous breakfast of whole eggs, scrambled in butter with some of your favorite vegetables and couple of slices of sprouted grain toast? How about a juicy hamburger or steak for lunch or dinner? You can satisfy your pizza craving by making your own and loading it with healthy ingredients. When your focus is on eating a lot of the right kind of foods, you may just find that a big slice of cake is not so enjoyable anymore. Hard to believe I know, but real food really is the cure for cravings.
Another very important tip is this: Do not go cold turkey! Don’t try to change all of your habits in a day! Try adding one change a week. Breakfast is a great place to start because you will notice very quickly how a power packed start to the day will make you feel. Try those eggs scrambled in butter! Make sure you eat both pieces of that healthy bread and add in some lean protein like chicken or fish, or even steak. Small steps make change easier.
However you approach a new eating plan, keep in mind you should never go hungry! Feed your body consistently throughout the day. Between meals eat healthy snack foods like whole fruits, raw nuts and crunchy vegetables. Eat a lot of healthy food and stop worrying about calories!
Kristin Alexander is a writer, web designer and Internet marketer.
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