Hey guys! I'm really excited to share this blog post because I feel as though a lot of people struggle with resisting unhealthy food temptations. Through my personal experience I have been able to train myself to stay away from fast foods and resisting most of my temptations. Of course, I'm human.. we all are! We have our moments! This blog post isn't going to help you completely put an end to your bad eating habits but rather guide you to help moderate what you put into your body. Keep reading and find out how I've been able to stay away from fast foods and poor eating habits for 5 years!
I want to make something very clear with you guys first and foremost. Don't ever fall into doing any kind of fad dieting. There is no easy way out. Although you may see fast results when doing these types of diets.. it will NOT last you long term. You HAVE to be patient!! If you're not patient with yourself and your body, you are going to fall into a loop of constantly doing strict diets and then crashing on these diets. This will ruin your metabolism and cause harm to your body. You want to find something that will last you long term.
Five years ago before I found a diet that worked for me I used to eat fastfood almost everyday. My body craved taco bell, poutine, greasy fries, and any unhealthy thing you can think of I would indulge in. I never had a naturally thin physique either, so growing up I remember a lot of the times I would get picked on for being chubby. It was by the end of highschool I realized that I had to make a change in my lifestyle. For me, I ate a lot of food, and I still do! Even when I tried to restrict calories it never worked for me because I was such a foodie! I therefore took a lot of time to do research and figure out how I could find a diet that works for me and sustain it long-term. The most important thing for me was to train my brain. For someone like me that had been obsessed with fast foods starting to chop up salads and limiting the dressing was very difficult for me at first.
The key ingredient to not binge consistently when eating things that are unhealthy for you is to moderate it. For instance, I LOVE sugar. I know that if I completely cut sugar out of my diet I would go crazy and result in binging out on sugar. Some days if i'm craving more sugar than other days I allow myself to have some sugar but controlling the portions and balancing out what I eat for the rest of the day. When I have a little bit of what I am craving that is perhaps not the best for me, it helps stop my craving. Once I have a bite or two of whatever it is I'm craving I go right back to eating healthy and of course exercising. What you shouldn't do is tell yourself that "your diet starts tomorrow". Instead, let yourself have a piece of whatever it is you're so desperately craving, but then just make sure you eat right the rest of the day and get you exercise in! I never really restrict myself. This is one of the key ingredients as to why I am able to maintain a healthy diet. I practiced this for so long that once I consumed more healthy and fresh foods than greasy fries etc. I noticed that my body was getting used to the fresh foods I was eating. Now I am able to resist any fast foods because I slowly trained my brain and body to the point where it doesn't enjoy foods with high sodium or bad oils and unhealthy fats. I still have the occasional craving and have little pieces here and there but I always make sure to balance out the rest of what I am putting into my body. This is how I turned it into a lifestyle! Moderation, consistency, and patience is definitely key! Always start today, don't leave things for tomorrow! I hope this helped you and I'll see you on my next blog post! Thanks for reading. You can follow me on my instagram for more- www.instagram.com/maisha667/