Let's be honest, diets don't work. Constantly trying out the latest and greatest fat loss trends lead to frustration. Plus, restrictive diets can create stress and anxiety. When you don't eat enough calories and vital nutrients, you can do harm to your body which can create health complications.
Instead of dieting, start listening to your body and eat to fuel your body, learning to make food choices without experiencing guilt. It is possible to eat in a way that honors hunger, respects fullness and enjoys the pleasure of eating.
You may need to "unlearn" all of the bad habits and beliefs surrounding food. If you are ready to make your health and wellness a priority, there will be some discomfort associated with changing.
Here are some tips to help replace dieting.
- Focus on foods instead of calories.
- Eliminate processed foods and added sugar.
- Eat real whole foods.
- Eat 7 - 9 servings of fruits/ vegetables daily.
- Avoid unhealthy, saturated fats.
- Stay hydrated.
- Move your body.