What if we didn’t need any diet at all and you could eat what you want!?! Just imagine: today is the day we can eat all we want, in the size we want and whenever we want.
If you find yourself in an unpredictable situation, with no internet around you to check calories, no friendly advices to guide you toward the healthy choice, what would you do? It all comes to whether you have learned anything about your eating habits, since health started to be a priority for you.
I want you to design a journal with the daily menu of foods you want to eat. Remember, what you want to eat and not what you think you should eat. If you want fast food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, that’s fine, just write it in your journal.
The goal of this exercise is to allow you to make the good choices because you want to, not because someone is telling you to.
We all know that our own conclusions will be always trusted as compared to advices coming from people around us or what we see on the internet – this applies also to what you want to eat.
We should always be prepared for different situations. When you visit a friend or go on a holiday in an exotic island, how will you manage your eating habits?
My advice for you is to sort this problem before it happens. Try to plan before you leave so that you will have a back-up solution if you don’t find what you need in terms of food. Planning will help you stay on track. Still, bear in mind that it’s not the end of the world if you eat fast food for a day. Just when this becomes a habit you are in trouble.
Now, which is the main food you have a problem with, like worst food in terms of health? Select just one item of food from your list. Just one because it’s easier if we take this one step at a time. Once you have managed to delete that food from you head and needs, try another one.
Once you’ve managed to eliminate a food, write it down and tell someone every time you eat it. The main goal of this exercise is not to eliminate that food completely, but to make you realize how often you eat it and to help you limit how much of it you are eating.
Let’s take an example: if you are eating 3 hot dogs a day, you will realize that this is not good for you. You will focus on avoiding it. After a while, you will look in your journal and see that you eat only one hot dog per day. This will do wonders for your self-esteem as you control this food. Once you managed to complete this process, it will be easier to do the same with other bad foods.