How To Make a Healthy Meal (No Matter What You Eat)
Author:NeuroGym Team |2016
Have you ever dieted, lost weight, and then gained it all back?
(Going off of statistics, I’m guessing the answer’s “yes”)
The diet scene is a little controversial.
With thousands of diets to choose from, it’s tough to know what’s “healthy.”
For making the best choice, we say the right diet begins with having the right mindset.
When you're thinking about your body, and food in positive way, it's easier to know what to eat.
When your food mindset is all about health (rather than looking good, or fitting in), you're much more likely to lose weight.
When you make a meal, think about how your food will affect your body.
Appreciate your body for everything it lets you do, and understand that what you put in is tied to what you get out.
If you build your meals according to these 4 steps, you’ll feel happy, healthy, and as a result: lighter on the scale!
Most of the time when someone has a problem with over eating, it’s because they’re an emotional eater.
That means when they feel down, they reach for something yummy. Trying to resist deliciousness in this state is pretty darn difficult.
That's one reason most diets have such low success rates...
Diets often make you feel guilty, or ashamed.
Many diets tell you to stop eating your favorite ice cream, or totally give up sweets.
When you’re consciously trying not to eat your favorite treats, or stressing out about getting in enough gym time, that’s stressful.
And guess what?
That stress makes you more likely to give into tasty temptation!
Stop focusing on what you shouldn’t eat, or what you should be sacrificing for your weight loss goals.
Think instead about how great it feels to look good, and how much energy you have when you eat right.
If you concern yourself with getting enough of the right foods, an occasional splurge will be no big deal (and you won’t have to feel guilty about it!)
Comments? Questions? Let us know if you agree or disagree below!
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NeuroGym Team: NeuroGym’s Team of experts consists of neuroscientists, researchers, and staff who are enthusiasts in their fields. The team is committed to making a difference in the lives of others by sharing the latest scientific findings to help you change your life by understanding and using the mindset, skill set and action set to change your brain.
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