One of the best ways to change the way you eat is…ONE FOOD AT A TIME. It can be difficult to know where to start or which food is causing the most trouble. Hopefully its not your favorite or the one you have to have every day! So focus on the one food which YOU feel is the most problematic and go from there.
Some of the foods we love the most, are not the best for us. But denying oneself just makes you crave that food more. It may not be the food you love, as much as the reaction it causes when you eat it. Sugar and salt stimulate pleasure centers in the brain, make you “feel better” ( short term) and lead to overeating. So you need a plan the next time you’re confronted with these foods to make a better choice.
Favorite: Steak/Red Meat. Many people love a good steak but the fat and cholesterol can wreak havoc on your heart and blood vessels. Change to fish and chicken: Its lean, easier to digest and at least the fist can be good for your heart
Favorite: Soda, regular or diet, this beverage has NO redeeming qualities. Its sugar and water. And there are many medical studies documenting the dangers of artificial sugar. Change to water: You can have flavored, carbonated or spring.You have lots of choices which are good for your skin as well as your overall health. It can also help you lose weight if your drink before each meal.
Favorite:White potatoes as in baked or fried are a great form of comfort food. But the really are just SUGAR. White potatoes turn into sugar as soon as they are broken down in your system. That causes you to still be hungry after you finish.Change to Sweet Potatoes. They have less sugar, more fiber, and vitamins. You will feel full sooner and longer.
Don’t beat yourself up, don’t deny yourself the pleasure of food. Remember: Good food can be good for you
LOVE WHAT YOU EAT