You have the chance to start fresh every day. Unfamiliar change can be incredible daunting, overwhelming and stressful– set yourself up for success, change your way of thinking first. The toughest part about anything is beginning. There’s little luck with “health kicks” or “diet plans” because they are unsustainable and just plain dreadful.
Eating well is a way of life, a lifestyle, just something you do. Diets don’t work, they put you into starvation mode, designed to give you instant weightloss, but because they put you into starvation mode, you’ll be hungry and miserable. Once you quit the diet, the weight lost is then found, plus possibly a bit extra (due to a decreased metabolism).
Amount: Eat smaller portions more frequently.
Try proper food combining: for faster digestion, assimilation & elimination (less stress on the digestive system and the entire body). For example animal proteins with starchy carbohydrates and or dairy don’t pair well together; instead of eating a steak with potatoes–try pairing with greens.
Be prepared: Cook and prepare foods at home in advance so that when you are on the go, you can easily have something ready to eat in a snap (and save a bit of money from dining out). When you are in charge you’ll be more accountable for what goes on your plate and in your body.
Natural Detox: Simply avoid processed and fried foods, minimize refined sugars, alcohol, carbohydrates and mucus forming dairy.
Cleanse: There are a lot of detoxes on the market – I really love incorporating juices I make in my high-powered blender and sometimes I pick up fresh pressed juices to incorporate into my diet. Every so often it’s beneficial to fast for a few day with liquids only just a short period of time 3 or 5 day depending on your body’s needs, ZEN Foods Cleanse is what I use.