Guest blogger, Carol Dunlop is certified through FiTour as a Personal Trainer and through the American Red Cross as a CPR, AED and First Aid Instructor. She has competed and placed in several Fitness America and National Bodybuilding competitions. To receive your free E-course “How to Burn Calories While you Sleep,” visit her website: OptimumBodySculpting.com.
When you think about healthy eating, what comes to your mind? Carrots and celery?
Yes, they are healthy, but are they the type of foods you think about as gotta-haves? No, I’ll bet they don’t conjure up those thoughts.
Usually, when you hear someone is eating healthy, it’s accompanied by thoughts of blandness. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be a sacrificial plate filled with flavorless varieties of rabbit food.
Really think about what you eat
While healthy eating may not bring about the best thoughts, it is synonymous with losing weight. When you focus on pain and sacrifice, this is when healthy eating is no more than something to do. Instead, you should be thinking about how this will change your lifestyle for the better, making you more aware of your everyday food choices.Healthy food doesn’t have to be devoid of taste or flavor or even satisfaction. Chocolate is a completely healthy choice in snack food, it’s just the amount you eat that makes the difference. So stick with it, try new and different foods and even find new ways to prepare old favorites, you may even find some new favorites that you never thought you would enjoy.
Make the choice to be healthy, not just eat healthy
When you choose dishes that are lower in calories and fats because you like them; rather than making it feel as if someone is standing behind you with a shotgun aimed at your heart, you can truly say that you are making health a choice. You are now making lifestyle decisions that affect not only your here and now, but your future and how well you live in it. Pat yourself on the back, because in order to make healthy eating a way of life, you have to live it every day.
As you start making healthier choices, you’ll begin to feel better about your decision making abilities. This becomes a habit and you won’t have to think about cheating and going off your diet, because you won’t be on a diet, you will be living!
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