Being mindful of what you eat is an integral part of ensuring that you get to develop healthy eating habits. Paying attention to when you are eating can assist you to tap into your feelings and behavior related to food.
Choosing to wait until you are famished is not recommended. Such behavior leads to poor food choices. You are more likely to eat unhealthy foods at this time in a bid to do away with your cravings.
It is the main reason why food journals are recommended. The journal comes in handy in helping you track your food triggers and general eating habits. Even though it appears like a very tedious process, past research has shown that the method works.
You are more likely to make wrong estimates on your calorie intake when you are not recording your food intake. A journal helps ensure that this will not happen.
From the journal, you can deduce:
- When you regularly take your meals
- The feeling derived from each meal
These notes will make it easier to spot patterns that are not healthy, and which may be behind your unhealthy eating habits. You are likely to become more motivated when you notice such things on paper, which will lead to necessary changes being made.
Fitness Experts Recommend Waiting Before Measuring Your Weight
It is not healthy to weigh yourself each day. Additionally, you should not pay too much attention to your weight levels.
These are just numbers and are not an actual reflection of your body composition. Choosing to weigh yourself too many times in a week can also be disheartening and demotivating. It may lead to you assuming that you are not shedding off the extra pounds as fast as you would like.
Give yourself time before stepping on the scale. With time, you will start to notice some changes taking shape in your body, which will lead to changes being recorded on the scale as well. Rather than weighing weekly, try taking a two-week approach, where you only step on the scale after every fourteen days.
Let Your Cup Remain Half Full Every Step of the Way
Studies have shown that optimistic people tend to be more successful when it comes to behavior change. They are more likely to lose weight, as they take on healthy eating habits.
By being optimistic, you will be turning your attention to what you can achieve, rather than what you cannot reach. Turn your focus on gaining as opposed to losing. This means that your sole focus should be on getting healthy, as opposed to losing the excess weight.
When you become optimistic, you empower yourself. Optimism will enable you to regain any self-control that may have become lost, or blurred along the way.
It is the reason why there are people who can succeed in life, while others lose track along the way, and fade off into oblivion. Do away with the excuses, and you will find the going becoming easy for you.
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