Here are 5 ways to trick or train your body into saying no to unhealthy food and yes to a healthier option.
EAT BREAKFAST EVERY DAY: Eating within 30 minutes of waking up helps to regulate your glucose levels. A high protein meal or something oatmeal based is a great way to start, but whatever you choose, breakfasting like a Queen is a great way to boost brain power. Eating regularly also helps to cut your risk of Type II Diabetes, heart attack and stroke.
CHEAT: When you tell yourself you can’t have something, you just want it more. Allow yourself one day a week when you can eat whatever you like and use it as both an incentive and a reward. We all need a little carrot and stick and this works well as both. If you cheat on any other days, the cheat day gets cut.
READ ‘EAT TO LIVE’ by Joel Fuhrman: If you don’t like to read, get your hands on the audiobook. This book will teach you how to manage the quality of what you eat rather than the quantity. It will challenge your thinking about the term, ‘diet’.
TAKE UP A HEALTHY HOBBY: You don’t have to live in the gym or run marathons every month in order to be exercising effectively. Work an evening walk into your schedule, take a swim or join a class like pilates or yoga. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins which make you feel good. When your body is in that healthy state, you’ll feel less inclined to eat junk, plus you know that if you over-indulge, you’re just going to have to work harder next time.
START READING LABELS ON FOOD: Once you start taking notice of the crazy amount of additives and chemicals in processed foods you will be much more likely to choose healthy options. If you cook for your children this can be especially motivating. Fresh fruit and vegetables are a much cleaner option than the preservative ridden jar and can alternatives. Once you go down this path, you won’t go back, it’s a quick fix and it really works.