Don't fall into temptation when trying to adjust your eating habits, you can only eat what you have in the house, if you don't buy it, you can't eat it!
Eating habits start with your grocery shopping. Reducing & maintaining weight is about changing your habits, this includes buying your food, food choices, when you eat, how much & how often.
Don't buy it!
We all know what our own weakness & secret indulgences are, we know what we like, the naughty snack! These 'Naughty Snacks' are a result of habit rather than need. Therefore the best method to combating any temptation is to cut it out at the source, your grocery shop. If you don't buy it, you can't it it!
Don't Shop when you are hungry!
No Brainier really, if your hungry when you do your grocery shop, you will buy more food items that will cure your immediate food cravings rather than healthy meal choices.
Don't blame the kids!
I only buy chocolate & crisps because the kids like it! This is not a reason for buying it, it's an excuse! Try healthier alternatives, the kids will learn to like it, they'll be healthier and the whole family will benefit.
The less you have, the less you want!
Snacks and food that taste good and make you want more are designed to make you love it, engineered with the goal to make you buy more! These are the high fat, high sugar & high salt foods that destroy our weight management, affect our health, putting us at greater risk to cardiac disease, diabetes and high cholesterol. The truth is, you don't need it and it's not good for you, or helping your weight management, but you knew that! It's also true your body responds to dietary modification, if you start eating less processed foods, high sugar chocolate & high salt foods, you will want less.
Where to start
- Reduce or cut out fizzy drinks
- Reduce or cut out alcohol
- Reduce or cut out chocolate
- Reduce or cut our crisps
- Increase complex carbohydrates intake to 50-60% of total calories
- Increase dietary fibre intake to 30g per day
Remember! Diets are Short Term - Lifestyle Change is for Life!