Eat for the right reason

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 | In Health | Tags: ,

Eat for the right reason
~ Eat for the right reason ~

When people eat, they are doing much more than simply supplying themselves with nutrients. Did we always have to clean our plates as children? Does chocolate comfort us? Are we sitting cozily in pleasant company? Factors like these cause us to eat differently.

By employing a couple of tricks and with some perseverance is possible to stick firmly to a healthy diet and keep off the unwanted kilos. A first step is to observe yourself in what situations do you eat for reasons other than hunger? What are the triggers? What kind of needs are you trying to satisfy by eating? You might discover that you eat in order to relax. Look for alternatives that are just as – or more – effective in helping you to get rid of tension.

What also often helps is to steer clear of temptation. Do not buy any sweets and do not go by the bakery, it is a good idea to link a critical situation with a goal-oriented action. For example, if you are in a restaurant with your friends and it is time to order dessert, instead of getting one of those calorie-laden items, just order a cup of coffee.

Once new and healthier eating patterns are adopted, they will eventually become habitual. In all that you do, it is crucial that you control your eating behavior in a flexible manner. A strict diet is discouraged because if it is broken, we may easily get discouraged and relapse into our old eating habit.

Information via dpa.


 



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