What does dieting mean to you?
Do you cringe at the thought of eating lettuce and broccoli for the next few months?
Are you anxious about being hungry and a pain in the ass to everyone around you?
Do you think that you won’t be able to enjoy yourself?
Well, I’m happy to say that you’re not alone. In fact, whenever you mention that you’re on a diet, most people will feel sorry for you. In their minds, there’s an image of an empty plate with a pea-size chicken breast and some broccoli in the middle. Now that’s what I call a depressing scenario!
I’m sorry but whoever decided to make dieting synonymous with hunger, deprivation, and sadness is a moron. The thing is… diets are not restrictive in nature. Society has simply made them that way. Diets can be delicious, exciting and progressive if you open your mind to different possibilities.
What Diet Should I Follow?
The best diet for you is the one that you can stick to. If you love to eat carbs, don’t try a diet that doesn’t allow you to eat any. It’s not that you don’t have the power of will to do so, but I simply want you to avoid the binge-like behavior.
How many people do you know that eat healthy the entire day but end up consuming their body weight at night? Believe me, there’s way too many to count.
How Can I Make My Meals Taste Good?
I now pronounce you Mr. or Ms. Ratatouille.
Yes, you are now a chef. A very creative, resourceful, talented human being that knows how to combine different foods and spices to create an unworldly dish. One of your best qualities is the fact that you’re able to use the same four ingredients to create four different meals that taste completely different.
Hint: All you need are four different spices
Most people don’t know this, but the easiest way to stick to your diet, in the long run, is by liking what you eat. If you’re craving BBQ, buy some BBQ seasoning and marinate your chicken breast with it. What I want you to understand is that you don’t need to buy junk food to get the flavor you seek.
How Can I Stay Full On A Diet?
Simple, don’t waste your calories on calorie-dense foods. Instead, seek foods that are low-calorie and high volume.
One of the best examples that I love to use is oatmeal. Technically, oatmeal is one of the healthiest foods that you can have, but it has a lot of calories and carbohydrates per serving. That being said, one serving of oatmeal will not fill you up. Let’s be honest, you’ll probably want an entire bowl (three servings on average). Trust me, I’ve gone overboard with my oatmeal too many times.
What I suggest is to eat high volume foods, like cabbage and broccoli, and drink lots of water. Not only do those foods have very little calories per serving, but they also fill you up like no other. I dare you to eat a bowl of broccoli and chug a water bottle, and then try telling me that you’re still hungry.
Don’t Think Of It As A Diet
Like I said, the term ‘diet’ has a whole lot of negativity behind it. It implies that you’re trying to change yourself because you’re not happy with how you look. Although that may be true, a successful diet is one that is seen as a change in lifestyle.
Think of it this way…
You’re going on a diet because you want to change your life. You want to become a better version of yourself. You want to be confident and vibrant. You want to be the best you can be.
One last thing…
TRUST THE PROCESS
It took a while for you to gain the weight, so don’t expect to lose it within a few weeks. Be patient and kind with yourself.
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