As you know, the most important thing when it comes to your health and your weight is what you put in your mouth.
If you put the right things in your mouth – meaning to eat a good diet – then you will be healthy and you will look better in the mirror.
On the other hand, if you put the wrong things in your mouth, then you will be unhealthy and you won’t look so great when you look in the mirror.
I think you probably have a good idea of what you should and should not be eating. The problem is that it’s not easy to actually eat this way. The reason is that your diet is primarily determined by your eating habits. Like any kind of habit, your eating habits are difficult to change.
That means if you have bad eating habits, you’re stuck with them unless you take action to change them. The best, most effective way to change your bad eating habits is to do it with somebody.
Look, no matter how strong your willpower is, if you are surrounded by people with lousy eating habits, then that is going to rub off on you. Likewise, if you are surrounded by people with good eating habits, then that is also going to rub off on you.
If you are serious about improving your diet, then you need to find other people who are serious about eating healthy. That way you all can hold each other accountable, which is really important during those moments of temptation. Another thing you can do to break your bad eating habits is CLEAR your kitchen of unhealthy food.
One of the reasons we eat healthy food is because it is convenient. It tends to be the processed stuff that you can just take out of the box and either eat or pop in the microwave. If this stuff is not available, however, then it becomes really inconvenient to eat because then you have to hop into the car and drive over to the grocery store.
Accountability is also important. A simple way of doing this is by tracking what you eat. That way, you can’t ignore it. It’s right there in front of you. One of the reasons why having other people help you out is effective is because they can hold you accountable. If you don’t have these kinds of people, then you can also create your own accountability.
For example, you can create punishments for when you eat unhealthy things along with rewards for when you do eat healthy. If you do this and actually enforce these rewards and punishments, then you will train your mind to associate pain with eating unhealthy and pleasure with eating healthy.
That makes it a lot easier to eat healthier!
Finally, don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s important to focus on the big picture of how you’re eating. If you fall off the bandwagon once in a while, that’s okay. It’s only a problem if you do it over and over again.
As you can see, it is possible to break your bad eating habits. The most important thing is to be proactive and take action so that this is as easy as possible.