When you see or hear the word “diet,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? Restriction? Small portions? Deprivation? “Diet” always conjures up negative thoughts and images.
If you have made the decision to eat healthier, don’t look at it as if you are going on a diet. Usually that means you are going to restrict calories temporarily to lose weight. Instead, consider it a lifestyle choice, meaning that you have made the decision to eat healthier permanently. Revise your mindset!
“Cutting” carbs, red meat, or sugar? Try thinking of your new eating habits in a more positive way. You are “adding” more fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Once you train your mind to look at your new daily eating habits in a positive way, you won’t feel as if are depriving yourself.
You have made the decision to eat healthier, which is awesome! It doesn’t have to mean a lifetime of restriction. And if you want to occasionally order that dessert, have that second piece of pizza, or get the side of fries, it’s okay! Just don’t overdo it. Balance is key. Plus, indulging occasionally can help you look at your DIET in a much more positive way!
If you would like more ideas or information, call Axio Fitness to consult with our personal trainers or dietitian. We would be happy to help you start and maintain your healthy journey.