If you’re like most people, including myself, starting a diet or just “eating clean” can be very hard. Here are a few tips to make things a little bit easier on yourself.
- Start small – Start with one meal at time, the easiest is breakfast. After about a week of eating a good breakfast you will make that new “healthy” breakfast part of your routine. Then you can move on to another meal.
- Don’t count calories. Counting calories can drive people crazy. Instead keep track of what you’re eating in a journal. When you write down what you eat daily it makes it much easier to make good decisions and avoid the bad ones.
- Stay off the scale. My weight can fluctuate 5 lbs from morning to evening. If you constantly weigh yourself it will drive you nuts. Weigh yourself once a week at the same time wearing the exact same thing. This will give you a better idea of how you’re progressing on a weekly basis.
- CHEAT! We will all at some point have a craving for ice cream or pizza. Reward yourself once a week with a day when you can be a little more lenient with what you eat. Don’t go overboard but don’t be afraid to indulge a little bit as well.