Slow your reduction of intake by limiting yourself to sugary desserts or drinks one day a week. Don’t tell yourself you can’t have it at all; instead, choose to have it on the weekends only, or one day during the week when you’re particularly active. If you stumble on this path, don’t make a big deal about it. Acknowledge the craving, enjoy what you’re eating, and move on rather than stressing out about “failing” at your attempt.
If you have a sweet tooth, find a sweet replacement for your usual sweet snacks. A baseball sized piece of fruit, such as a pear or an apple, can help curb that craving and provide your body with nutrients and energy for activity. Par it with a protein rich snack, and you’ll help your body absorb the fruit’s natural sugar more slowly than you would without. This combination will leave you feeling satisfied longer, helping to decrease calorie consumption overall.
Try to avoid the temptation of “scaring” yourself into eating healthy. Reading all the information about how toxic sugar can be for you is both discouraging when you stumble, and sabotaging by making you feel you can’t do it no matter your effort. If you’ve eaten lots of veggies and fruits, traded white bread for whole wheat, and still had to have that piece of chocolate before bed, enjoy it and let it go. Tomorrow is always a new day, and your long-term goals are to feel great and healthy, not feel guilty and hard on yourself when you do trip up.
Any food in excess can be toxic to your body, which is why self-monitoring and self-forgiveness are key to making long-term wellness part of your daily lifestyle. Start any change slowly, whether it be adding physical activity or cutting out a toxic food and you’ll be healthier and happier when you succeed long-term, rather than just for one week.
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