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Ways To Focus On Healthy Eating

The psychology of why people struggle with weight loss and healthy eating often goes pretty deep, but these 5 ways to focus on healthy eating may just be what you’re looking for. They are written by Sandra Harrison for FitnessRepublic.com and she outlines a few techniques that you may well have never come across. For instance, some people advise to completely remove ‘fatty foods’ from your diet, and she says this isn’t necessary – you can simply treat yourself with small portions.

Ways To Focus On Healthy Eating

Ways To Focus On Healthy EatingHow to Stay Focused On Healthy Eating # 1

Don’t Eliminate ‘Fatty Foods’

No it isn’t taboo to eat small, controlled portions of the fatty foods that you love oh-so-much. Completely eliminating the fattening, sugary foods that you enjoy could eventually lead to bouts of binge eating, or a complete abandonment of the diet. Be kind to yourself, a little piece of chocolate won’t hurt your progress.

How to Stay Focused On Healthy Eating # 2:

Experiment

Experiment with healthy snack options and keep a stock of these at home. As soon as you feel the urge to nibble, head to the healthy snack corner and nibble away! Finding out which healthy snacks click with your palate will allow you to sidestep your favorite junk food without feeling the temptation to have just a bit.

How to Stay Focused On Healthy Eating # 3

Get a Partner

Finding a partner to share the highs and lows of adopting a healthy eating lifestyle will make sticking to the regime seem a whole lot manageable. Take a family member or friend on board to keep yourself motivated, and to make it easier to achieve your desired target.

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Of these ways to focus on healthy living I thought that the advice to get a partner hit the nail on the head. If you have an accountability partner, you can reward or punish each other, to keep you both motivated. You could even apply fines for when you drift off track. From personal experience, I think the biggest point about eating unhealthily is that it affects your energy levels and your state of mind. When you eat snacks that are high in sugar from sweets and chocolate, they release sugar so quickly that your brain peaks, and then crashes, leaving you feeling less energized than before – which can cause you to crave for more, then it happens all over again. It’s a slippery slope. I therefore wouldn’t agree with the first point above. It takes 21 days to form a habit, so if you can remove the typically unhealthy snacks from your diet completely, after 21 days the cravings should go. For me, I’m not tempted to eat cakes etc unless it’s a very special occasion – and I have a very sweet tooth. I think of cakes as hours on a treadmill or half a marathon. But that’s just me..

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