The Little Things That Make a Big Difference’ is an article series outlining weight loss and diet interventions that may seem insignificant, but can make a huge difference to the success of your diet plan.

You have a choice

Life is all about choice. Sometimes other people’s choices affect your life, but most of the time, you are responsible for what happens to you.

When it comes to your diet, you are ENTIRELY responsible for what you eat. People who diet successfully know how to make good choices for the goals they are pursuing right from the very beginning.

How do you make sure you make good food choices?

Most of the time, we eat what we WANT to eat. The things we LIKE to eat. The things that make us feel ‘happy’ for a brief moment. Like an entire tray of chocolate donuts. But being a grown up means making good choices about what we NEED to eat versus what we LIKE to eat.

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We know that in order to have a healthy body, we need to feed ourselves good food that’s full of nutrition. That means a small amount of protein and lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Lockdown binging

While we’re in lockdown and anxiety is high, we might be tempted to raid the pantry for all of the sugary, carb-loaded comfort food. But think  twice!

When you binge-eat unhealthy food, you are happy for a very brief time, but ten minutes after the meal, you begin to feel over-full, a little nauseous, and you realise you’ve just eaten enough calories to last the whole weekend. You’ve messed up your diet. All that ‘happiness’ comes crashing down.

A better choice would have been to wait until meal-time and enjoy a tasty plate of fish or chicken with veg. Ending off with a small block of dark chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth. It might not be as ‘exciting’ as donuts, but it does keep your diet on track.

Choose the best foods for the long term, instead of the ones that have the best ten-minute satisfaction. Make grown-up choices, and you’ll be on track to live a long and healthy life.

 

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