Friday, November 4, 2011
Diets, diets, diets… Low carb, no carb, low fat, no fat, etc… Why are there so many diets out there and none of them seem to work? I've never tried to follow a specific "diet", I've always just modified and payed more attention to what I do consume. I think the thing that has worked best for me is to eat whole foods and in moderation. When I'm eating a variety of fruits, vegetables and proteins, I don't get that craving for sugars or carbs. I eat when I'm hungry, stop when I'm satisfied, and if I do feel like sweets then I'll usually choose a treat that is made with the fewest ingredients.
Our bodies NEED food for energy. A variety of vitamin and nutrient rich foods are the best source of energy! You need to listen to your body and respond to it's natural hunger. It will tell you what it needs if you're eating whole nutrient dense foods.
If you're one to give in, then don't buy it and bring it into your home in the first place. Make it easy on yourself by only buying whole foods. One thing you can try if you really think you're hungry and can't stop eating is to drink a whole glass of water before you begin to eat and before you consume a snack.
Make sure you are truly hungry and not just bored, stressed or something else that involves using food to mask the emotion. Make sure to listen to your body and know when you've had enough. You want to feel content. Not full and not starving but satisfied.
Make it a great day! :)
Posted by Tiffany at 3:21 PM