Every where you look, there’s food. Literally. Its gotten so bad that you can order food from your phone. A few weeks ago, I was in a particular restaurant that produces particularly delicious cheesecake and there was a sign on the door saying that you could download their app and BOOM…there’s cheesecake. That’s absolutely amazingly…unhealthy. And I’m guilty of using a very convenient coffee shops app to skip the line and I probably use it more than I’m willing to admit. But WHY NOT?! It’s convenient.
However, we have to face the facts, we cannot continue on like this (or someone needs to create and app where we can order salads). In today’s world, it is conveniently easy to be fat. Which means, in order to see real results, we have to put a lot of effort into consciously making healthy decisions.
I’ve included 5 steps to attempt to avoid conveniently unhealthy foods.
- Try to eat something healthy before you leave your house
If you’re going somewhere for the day and you know you’re going to be gone for a long period of time. Try to eat something healthy before you leave. It’s less likely that you’ll stop at a fast food restaurant if you’re already full.
The more you workout and start to see results, the less likely you are to sabotage yourself later.
- Keep a picture on your screen saver of what you used to look like, or your goal
Keep a reminder of where you’ve been or where you want to go. I keep mine on my phones home screen. It’s easy to see and I look at it frequently enough, that I’m able to make better eating decisions.
When you start seeing changes, buy yourself something that you couldn’t fit before. Now look ladies, I don’t mean a whole wardrobe (I’m guilty of it). I just mean one item that you couldn’t wear before. This will keep you motivated. When I wear shorts, I’m more motivated to NOT eat a cupcake.
- Treat Yourself
Speaking of cupcakes. Don’t forget to treat yourself (Not every day or even every week). Maybe once every 2 months. Every once in a while, I have a cupcake. Yes, I’ve changed my lifestyle. But its 100% unrealistic for me to tell myself that I’m never going to have a strawberry cupcake again. So instead of eating one every 5 minutes like I used to do. I have them every once in awhile and its okay in my book.
Try out some of these and let me know how they work for you! These 5 steps have helped me modify my cravings and put in the extra work to get my body where I want it to be.
Stay Focused. Be Blessed.