Real change happens when you form new habits in a gradual, healthy way. This could mean devising a grocery list and meal plan ahead of each week to take the guesswork out of eating healthily. Meal prepping can help prevent those instances when you’re super hungry and don’t have the patience to cook. It also ensures you have healthy food on hand to sustain your healthy eating goals.
Though sticking to eating schedules and meal plans are one way to maintain healthy eating plans, there’s something to be said about not being so strict. Enforcing a strict mind-set around food may have the opposite effect than you intend, such as making you feel as if healthy eating is something you “have to do” instead of “want to do.” Allowing yourself to indulge in foods you consider a “treat” can be really rewarding if you have the right mind-set: understanding that healthy eating is a long-term lifestyle practice. Treating yourself once in a while is a great way to ensure both long-term growth and a happy, healthy body.
12 Sep, 2020