DAILY POST AUGUST 17th:¬† IT WILL BREAK YOU HEART
Here are a dozen things that may help you to break the hold of unhealthy cravings:
- Fads and gimmicks don’t work, and they’re unhealthy.¬† Change your eating habits forever to gain control.
- Always head in the direction of balance.¬† Seek comfort in people rather than in food.
- Move more, walking at minimum a half hour every day.¬† If you are indoors, walk up and down the stairs.
- Eliminate the problem foods from your life.¬† You don’t need them and cheating spurs cravings.
- Eliminate salt, sugar and fried foods to rehabilitate your body into not craving them.¬† Remember that fast food, restaurant food and processed food products all contain excessive amounts of salt, sugar and/or fat.¬† Avoid them.
- Don’t buy your problem foods.¬† Instead, buy lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, experimenting with different ways to prepare them.¬† You will like some better than others.¬† Eat unlimited quantities of fresh fruits and vegetables.¬† Consider them your best food friends.¬† Try to find one new fruit or vegetable every time you shop.
- Eat less red meat and more plants, whole grains and fish.
- Ask friends and family not to buy problem foods for you or to eat them around you.¬† Sabotage is no friend to those on a difficult path.
- Eating things that make you feel good in the long run is better than eating things that make you feel good right now.¬† Results trump taste. You will NEVER regret NOT eating a donut; you will ALWAYS regret eating a donut. (See #4.)
- Experiment with feeding yourself whole, rather than processed, foods.¬† Learn to cook, even if only basic things.
- Eat a salad before every meal, made with your favorite veges.¬† Don’t make yourself eat ones that you truly don’t like.¬† If you don’t like certain vegetables, you may be over-cooking them.¬† Steam lightly; season with a little butter or seasonings.¬† Discover which vegetables taste best raw, which are best cooked.
- See Good-for-You-Foods and eat as many of those as you can.