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Transformation is by no means quick or easy. Even though we wish it was, and are often tempted by quick fixes! It’s all about making simple changes that collectively lead to a more profound change. Diet, of course, plays a large part in your overall health goals and it means everything you’re eating, not a majorly restrictive plan. The trick to being successful when it comes to changing your eating habits is to make adjustments that are realistic and sustainable for your lifestyle. While proper nutrition and exercise are obviously the building blocks, let’s take a more holistic approach with these easy tips to transform your diet.
Here are 6 ways to transform your diet in the next 48 hours:
1. Assess Your Readiness
By assessing your readiness to make a change to your diet you are setting yourself up for the best success. To do this, identify where you are in the stages of change model. This may seem a little scientific and confusing, but it helps you recognize if you are truly ready, or what obstacles may be in the way before you can get going. Take some time to understand if you’re in a place to make a change; if you’re not, any attempts to transform your diet will be much harder to begin and sustain.
2. Swap Your Orange Juice For An Orange
Instead of your usual glass of OJ for breakfast, have an orange instead. A glass of orange juice typically has around 21g of sugar in it, whereas an orange contains 12g. Oranges also contain more fiber than a glass of juice, important for keeping your digestive system happy.
3. Think Of Nutrients Per Serving
Consider a number of nutrients in a product rather than focusing solely on price. Ask yourself if the price of the food is worth the nutrients (or lack thereof). You can make this assessment on every item by comparing the protein, fiber, minerals, and vitamins against fat, sodium, sugars, and chemical additives. Some clean eaters also focus on the environmental impact of the food. Some stores are making the assessment easier.
4. Stress Less
No one likes being stressed. And why would we? When we’re stressed we release elevated levels of the hormone cortisol. This hormone wreaks havoc on the body by increasing blood sugar, increasing blood pressure, and decreasing the body’s immune response. Continuously elevated levels of this hormone over long periods may precipitate weight gain because of increased insulin and stimulated appetite. Not to mention we tend to emotional eat when we’re stressed, and let’s face it, we rarely emotional eat carrot sticks. Do yourself some serious stress-less favors by enrolling in a yoga class, making time to get outside, or having fresh fruits and vegetables on hand. Whatever helps your mood and ability to deal with life’s pressures.
5. Don't Skip Breakfast
It's the most important meal of the day and, studies show that those who regularly eat breakfast are more successful at both losing weight and keeping it off.
People skip breakfast thinking they're cutting calories, but by mid-morning and lunch that person is starved. Breakfast skippers replace calories during the day with mindless nibbling and bingeing at lunch and dinner. They set themselves up for failure.
6. Change Your Outlook
It’s time to stop categorizing your food as either “good” or “bad.” There’s absolutely no need to feel guilty for eating too many “bad” foods or not enough “good” foods. Food is food—demonizing or cutting out entire food groups will only hurt you, not help you. You can find a place for all types of food in your diet, even the less nutritional ones. Judge the success of your diet by reflecting on the entire week, rather than a single day or meal. You’re not very likely to maintain a diet transformation if you uproot the way you eat entirely and don’t allow yourself some wiggle room. We are all human.
The easiest way to change your diet is to change how you see food. Food is important; it is an important element for us to live and survive. Changing how you see food will change your diet without having a drastic effect on your health. In this post, I shared with you 6 ways to transform your diet in the next 48 hours.
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