I am definitely not perfect but I try my best to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. Here is my philosophy and the three key “mantras” that help maintain my healthy lifestyle all year-round… and then some.
You are what you eat: this is pretty obvious. So many people don’t think about what they put in their mouths before they do it. If you eat that cake, you are that cake! Unfortunately, that cake is going to go straight to your ass! So, THINK before you put something in your mouth… you will be much happier in the long run.
Everything in moderation: This is my favorite one! I don’t believe in depriving yourself of your favorite foods (or anything), but it is imperative to practice portion control. It’s easier said than done, but if you deprive yourself of certain foods, you will end up binging later on- way worse than allowing yourself your favorite treat every now and then.
If you want a slice of cake, go for it! You‘re not going to get fat from having one piece of cake. However, you will get fat from eating 10 slices of cake. Therefore, everything in moderation is key. Allow yourself one day where you can eat whatever you want and be good the rest of the week. This will help you stay in control without feeling guilty.
When you look good, you feel good: My mother says this to me all the time and it is absolutely true! When you reach your goal weight and your jeans fit perfectly, you feel like a million bucks. Why go back to un-buttoning your jeans under the dinner table? We all know what it feels like to have to do lunges to fit into your jeans, and it is not fun. There is nothing better than feeling good about yourself. Besides, you only have one body; why not make sure it’s looking hot all year round?
I’m not a Registered Dietitian (RD). My posts are based on my own personal knowledge and experience. For a professional opinion, please contact a Registered Dietitian.