Enjoying your favorite foods every now and again will not derail you from your diet program. When you ban your favorite foods all together it may lead to an unhealthy rebound later on down the road, which will consequently do more harm than good. Know which foods will take you down that slippery slope of eating unhealthy, and stray away from them. Instead of buying an entire box of donuts, why not just buy one? The less you have around, the more it will feel like a treat. You will also not feel deprived in the process, so it is a positive all around.
The healthier snack choices you experiment with, the more your body will grow accustom to them. After eating good snacks throughout the week, and you decide to buy those cookies you love, you may come to find out they don’t make you feel great after consuming them. Or, you may really find joy that comes from them and don’t feel guilty for only having one. Keeping your favorite foods on limits with boundaries is the best way to go!
By eating a well-balanced diet, you will be more aware of how many unhealthy foods you are consuming. Good food makes us feel better in the long run, and bad food makes us feel like we are bloated and sick. You can still indulge in those tasty treats with a little balance, and be perfectly fine down the road. The occasional treat is much better than the everyday treat!
Eating protein (any form) is a great way to keep balance in a healthy and nutritious lifestyle, and you will be less likely to indulge in those sweet or salty treats more than needed. Try incorporating some form of protein in each small meal, or at least 3 out of 5 meals per day, and you will notice those cravings for your favorite foods will significantly decrease.
Being a slim shopper with your favorite foods will have you on your way to taking back control over your cravings and indulgences. Be careful about telling yourself no to fast, as it may lead to a rebound later on that is stronger. Have fun with food, and allow yourself to indulge every now and then to your favorite treat!