Ten Ways to Get (and STAY) Motivated to Eat Right

by | Jul 27, 2015 | Health Habits, Nutrition Support, Uncategorized

Finding motivation to start eating healthy when there are so many other options can be very challenging. Even if you’re getting your butt off the couch to exercise multiple times per week, you won’t see the results you’re looking for without making alterations to what you put in to your body. Precise Portions knows that you have it rough sometimes. Here are some fun options to try.

1. Set small, measurable goals.

Make sure that you cut yourself some slack. You’re not going to lose 20 pounds in the first week of your diet. Set a reasonable goal (one to two pounds lost each week) and celebrate when you meet each one! In a few weeks, you’ll have added up to that 20 pounds and feel great in the process.

2. Skip the pantry and head to the fridge.

The pantry houses all kinds of terrors – cookies, chips, crackers… These are not your friend when you’re on a diet. Head straight for the fridge and grab yourself a fresh piece of fruit or veggies. You’ll thank me later.

3. Try new things.

Never thought you could stomach tofu? Try to find a great, flavorful recipe online and give it a go! If you hate it, nothing has changed, but if you end up loving it you’ve got a new, healthy option to add to your weekly menu.

4. Go cold turkey.

Some foods are just forever going to trigger bad eating. For me, it’s bagels and processed sugars. Try going without your trigger foods for a week or two. If you can get past the threshold, you often won’t even want or crave them anymore and you’ll have eliminated a big diet breaker in the process.

5. Get tempting foods out of the house!

If you’re anything like me, you can’t even see your trigger foods without starting to salivate. Do yourself a favor and make sure they’re out of sight and out of mind! This will make your days a lot more enjoyable in the long run!

6. Get support from family and friends.

Let’s face it: If you’re going to have a “no Doritos in the house” rule, you’re going to need to rally the troops. Having the support of your immediate family, as well as parents and other relatives during gatherings, can make all the difference in your weight loss journey.

7. Get an accountability partner.

Choose a friend who has similar health goals and make a pact to keep each other on track. Knowing that someone is counting on you for motivation can help you feel a lot more motivational! Just make sure you choose a friend who has an equivalent level of self-control.

8. Eat every two to three hours.

Having a healthy pick-me-up every few hours can keep you from having a junk food binge when the hunger monster comes calling.

9. Keep nutritious foods close by at all times.

If you do feel your tummy starting to rumble at your desk, better to have an apple sitting out than to pull a candy bar out of the vending machine.

10. Enjoy your favorites in moderation.

Are you a total sucker for grandma’s apple crisp? Have a small piece when she brings it to dinner occasionally. Just don’t eat the whole pan!

For more information on Precise Proportions and to access the resources available to you, please visit www.preciseportions.com or call 866-591-DIET today.