Behaviors are like computer programs. They are at work all the time, dictating our actions, whether consciously or subconsciously. Our eating behaviors can set us up for success, or failure. Want to find out about one simple way you can change eating behaviors for the better? Read on!
Our goal should be to broaden our horizons with new experiences and to keep an open mind when it comes to changing certain behaviors that we think need to change. A lot of people who are overweight, get stuck in a “fat mindset.”
Always jumping on the latest fad diet, spending a lot of money on hokey weight loss scams and when they fail to see results, believing that they can never change or be thinner… If anyone is holding on to a narrative like that, then they most certainly will be stuck.
The more diets they try and fail at, the more they develop the belief that nothing will work. The sad thing is that some end up throwing in the towel and quitting, relegating themselves to a lifetime of being unnecessarily overweight.
After all, if every diet they tried in the past had failed, why would any further attempt to change their weight succeed? It’s important to realize that not only is change always possible, it’s an even more reasonable proposition that all of the information these dieters were using to lose weight had failed them, and they just didn’t know it.
Think About This.
Most conventional diets ask you to give up foods. What would it be like if you didn’t even consider giving up any foods at all, and instead approached your diet from a more ‘global’ perspective?
For example, if you love red meat and currently eat it 5 days a week, wouldn’t you be able to sustain your diet better if instead of cutting it out completely, you simply created new boundaries that would allow you to eat red meat two days a week instead of five?
That small shift would create a huge alteration in your bodyfat over time, but you would still be enjoying the food that you love. Adjust your perspective on it a bit further, and you can make the decision that when you do have red meat, you’ll eat 5 oz of it instead of 8 oz. and your brain wouldn’t notice any deprivation.
You’d enjoy the food that you love and still alter your health and be able to improve your weight. Keep in mind, this approach isn’t just about that one food, red meat. This alternative viewpoint can be applied to all the bad foods you love that don’t jive with your desire to be thinner or healthier
Instead of consuming sugary sodas every day, what if you switched to sugar-free sodas? Or better yet, sugar-free ice tea?
The idea is to find a happy middle solution that won’t leave you feeling deprived of your favorite foods, yet will still render many of the health benefits over time. Try this technique in conjunction with your diet today, and make a list of all of the possible small changes that you can start to incorporate to make your diet work for you!
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