There’s no way around it: eating healthily is tough. It’s hard to start, and even harder to stick to the goals and rules you set for yourself. Most people will be able to burn fat efficiently to begin with, then start to lose motivation in the space of a few weeks. It may not always feel like it, but there are certain ways you can make healthy eating easier for yourself. Here are a few to consider…
Make It Suit You
Despite what you may read elsewhere, good nutrition isn’t a one-size-fits-all matter. Yes, eating a large pizza to yourself will cause you to gain weight, and following a reputable body cleanse will cause you to lose it. However, if you really want your healthy eating regimen to be successful, you need to learn how to fuel your body to allow it to function.
This means giving your individual body the right kind of nutrients in the right amounts, rather than blindly avoiding anything you think is bad, and depriving your body of the things it needs to function. Health plans need to vary from person to person, and be tailored to your goals, whether that’s losing weight, building muscle, or simply improving your overall health. Do your research, form a plan to suit you, and you’ll make things so much easier on yourself.
Rub Out Temptation (Most of It, Anyway)
If you already know that your diet is too rich in high fat and high sugar foods that are heavily processed, then you need to make a point of getting rid of them. Take a look around your kitchen, pin down any sources of temptation that you know are getting in the way of your weight loss or other health-oriented goals. Then, rearrange everything to make your kitchen more conducive to healthy eating.
Keep all your unprocessed, clean and healthy foods at eye-level in your cupboards, or right at the front of your fridge. Simply making healthier foods easier to reach for and dig into can have an incredible difference on how easy it is to stick to your rules. We really do eat with our eyes before anything, and convenience is one more motivator to keep your eating habits in check. While you’re moving aside granola bars to reach for the chocolate at the back, you might be reminded of why you put it there in the first place!
Take Time to Plan your Meals
If it’s getting close to dinner time, but you search the kitchen and find that there isn’t anything you’re crazy about eating, then the next logical step is calling your favorite pizza place, right? You can get around this common pitfall by setting some time aside on one day every week, planning out your meals, and then shopping accordingly.
Try to cook some bulk meals that can be frozen and reheated, thereby saving yourself time, money, and making it easier to cut down your calories. When you plan to eat healthily, and do all your shopping in advance, you’ll be much less inclined to spend your money on junk!
15 thoughts on “Make Healthy Eating Easier for Yourself!”
Great advice. Especially cutting out temptation, That’s one of my top tips. It took me years to get into a routine of healthy eating, and even now I sometimes slip up. Making it a lifestle instead of a diet is the best way to go :)
Great advice, Christy. I have a husband who craves all the stuff I try not to bring in the house – candy, cookies, salty snacks, donuts – you name it, he eats it unless it is considered a healthy food. It’s a good thing I have a lot of self-control.
Fantastic advice Christy. You’re a dynamo! <3
Awww <3 Thanks for making time here, Debby!
Some wise advice! Keeping healthy snacks in abundance is a good idea too 🙂
Great add-on ;)
Good tips! Not letting the bad stuff in the shopping cart in the first place makes it easier and never go to the grocery store on an empty stomach, willpower is too diminished. :)
Yes, you know what Eliza I read a while back that it’s not wise to grocery shop on an empty stomach.. now I see why :) !
May your day be awesome!
Thx Christy, you are so kind.
As are you :)
Some really useful advice, thanks for sharing :)
Thank you :) I didn’t want to talk about dieting as I don’t like that word. Instead, let’s embrace healthy eating!