1.Drink lots of water
Yes, you’ve read that you should be drinking water plenty of times already. However, you likely haven’t incorporated it into your routine.
You’d be surprised at how eating habits completely change when you begin to really be mindful of your hydration.
This is the first habit you should begin to incorporate. It’s the easiest and the most helpful. It can psychologically change your mindset towards eating forever. You just got to do it!
- If you know it’s bad for you, stop eating it
These are the foods that are clearly bad for you- all those sweet treats you’ve grown addicted to. For those who really really love their snacks and treats that are pre-package and huge carb and sugar-bombs, it will really be difficult to cut the pre-processed food out. For some, sugar is really an addiction.
Cut the pre-processed garbage out slowly. Begin with the goal of making sure half of your food is real, unprocessed food. Once this becomes easy for you, repeat this process until you’re completely done with pre-processed garbage. The easiest way is to start your day with a healthy fast food breakfast to ensure the rest of your day goes smoothly.
- Learn when to say yes and no to certain foods
There are many decisions we make when deciding what to eat. Treat each one of these decision as important. Each and every single tiny decision matters. So every time you can say ‘no’ to pre-package, heavily processed food is a win. The more times you can say ‘no’, the easier it will be to say ‘no’ in the future.
- Be mindful of your food decisons
Speaking of treating each decision as important, make sure you are mindful of your decisions. It’s okay if you’re not perfect with your food-decisions every day. The point is to build up habits. Just make sure you are aiming for more positive healthy choices than you were the day before.
- Developing healthy eating habits is a process
And it really can’t happen overnight. It’s impossible to transform yourself in one day. Give yourself time to learn and make mistakes. At some point along the way it gets easier to make healthier eating decisions. When you do reach that point, you’ll know that you have developed a healthy eating habit.
Work hard now so it becomes easier later. And don’t beat yourself up when you don’t make the right decision. It takes time to learn and completely change your ideas about food.
- Control your portions
This is another really easy habit to begin developing. We’ve become accustomed to huge portions. Be honest with your portions when you look at your plate. Calculate the calories you need each day which will differ depending on if you need to maintain, lose or gain weight. Portion your food accordingly.
- Stop eating when you’re emotional
Emotional eating means you are going to get out of control .in order to be in total control of your eating, don’t eat when you’re emotional. Don’t eat because you’re overly euphoric, don’t eat because you’re going through something dark and depressing.
Eat because you’re hungry. Not because of your feelings. This can create really unhealthy habits and have long-term, hard-to-control effects.
- Don’t celebrate with food
Stop celebrating with food. This creates a stronger emotional connection with food. You need to separate yourself from this emotional connection if you are having trouble controlling you’re eating. Instead of celebrating with and giving yourself an excuse to celebrate with high-caloric treats opt for other ways to celebrate events.