How do you stay motivated to be on a diet?
Asketh - soulincognito
I don’t have to stay motivated as I’m not on a diet. Well at least I don’t feel like I am. I love eating healthy. I’m never tempted to eat sweets (except dark chocolate) as I find them too sugary.
One of the main reason that it so, is that I detoxed from unhealthy food. By avoiding processed food and eating almost only organic, my taste got used to healthy eating and I rarely crave something else than good healthy food. Making it easy to avoid putting on weight. Eating gluten free and avoiding dairy and processed foods has hugely helped me in loosing weight. I love fruits and veggies. It wasn’t always that way. I learned to use herbs and spices and to cook them in different way.
Another tip is not to starve yourself. If you starve yourself the body will get in survival mode and store the little food you eat as fat thinking that it is a famine you’re going through. Plus, it is not sustainable, at one point you’ll want to eat a lot to compensate.
I eat slowly. I try to chew well all my food (it helps to feel full faster). Also I eat following food combination rules (essentially I don’t eat animal products like poultry, fish or dairy with starches food like rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes, eating them with veggies only and I eat fruits by themselves outside meals).
Anyway, it is the way of eating that suits me best. Each and everyone is different. Experiment with food and see how it makes you feel (tired or energized), that’s the way to know if it’s the right way to eat for you. Plus, no-one needs to be super skinny. (btw men tend to love curves ;). Your goal should be to reach the weight you feel healthy, empowered, comfortable and full of energy.
I hope this help.