Many a time, we are mistaken to somehow believe that we lack the pre-requisites of reaching the place where we would draw looks and be utterly loveable, and, in the eyes of the society that always watches, compares and judges that would mean having a perfectly shaped body. Unfortunately, in the fast pace that dictates our lives, we are more prone to late home returns and behold, treating ourselves to the finest delicacies straight from the American supermercado, bought as usual in bulk for saving. Let’s not forget that we need to keep our budget intact, so that bulk buying is immensely helpful and cannot be discarded just like that. Then, admit it, you have never been that much of a health freak in the first place, carrying too much here and there. With our common dislike for bikes, and motor crazy tendencies, it is a small wonder we are able to walk like human beings should. Do we have any tips therefore that would help you maintain the hard earned dollars and more while skipping the much needed effort? We do.
Easy Comes Easy Goes
Turn on Your TV
We realize it is already popular with people who would just love to learn how to cook but they just lack the guts and experience. Hold on tight though. As a family unit you can spur everyone else and commit to the common cause. Also, why not bring the topic in the company of friends who would act as your supporters when you need a leap of faith? Saying no to snacks or sweets is an ultimate challenge, which is why you could test it on your kids first. They won’t say no to anything that remotely suggests the sugary content, and it is where it gets trickier, as teaching yourself to let go of your own addictive cravings is enough of a challenge. Imagine a fussy child that you cannot appease in any way with your choice of ready made food. Just feel that NO and think then about yourself when you were kicking and screaming against the choices your mama made. Also remember that the introduction of any dietary choices will be a long process just like anything, but you can initiate it any time.
Focus on Pleasure
Food is there to serve your guts and your palate ie. the taste buds. The food sold by the companies is mass produced and ripe with addi(c)tives, the threesome that has taken over your life, namely sugar, salt and fat. Forget choosing those fat free products though, as you settle for even worse choices, instead make wiser choices and go for the natural that still manages to preserve the taste. Your worst offender are snacks that you undoubtedly love to accompany your favorite TV shows. Go for smaller bags in the first place instead of grabbing, customarily, those more money for value bargains, which will be at least one tiny step forward to saying goodbye to snacks.
Become an Avid Label Reader
Choose the better quality products, and aim to eat more frequently. Although fruit is ripe with sugar, swap the greasy snacks for fruit that contains the lowest amounts of sugar. Go whole grains, but make your own musli, if you must.
Make Your Choice a Conscious Effort
Making a choice is easy enough, much easier to determine what to buy than exercising. If you are lost for ideas, then check out the websites that promote health food and do your shopping there. And avoid stuffing yourself late at night. As always, a hobby, other than TV, can keep you busy, like DIY ideas, when you have no time to reach for a snack all the time. Sometimes it is enough to say NO and stick to it.
Change Your Stress Busters
The secret is in how you manage your life, if it is typically junk, you can easily become a junkie. You can lift your mood in a thousand other ways, what it takes from you however is good will that you want to take care of yourself as best as possible. You deserve it in the end.