Meet goals think different about food
Having the wrong mentality about food could keep you from meeting your health goals, even if you\'re an exercise nut. This mentality is known as the I WANT THIS way of thinking. When faced with a healthy or unhealthy food decision, 9 times out of 10, people will choose the less healthy choice, and they\'ll do it before they\'re actually going to eat anything.
This kind of thinking completely sabotages yourself from losing weight and getting the body that you ultimately want. It also shows that the instant gratification of the taste of the fries is more important than the long-term gratification of a healthy, strong body.
For most people, eating the wrong foods is a mental thing. They know they\'re not supposed to eat it and they know what it\'s going to do their bodies, but they do it anyway. What has to change is their perception of the food.
People see unhealthy food as a way to make themselves happy, so much so that they are able to ignore the harmful effects that food will cause later. Don\'t do that! While being fit and healthy may be a delayed benefit (more so than a tasty burger right now), those benefits will be much more precious and rewarding. It\'s true that nothing tastes as good as thin feels.
The first thing you could do to change your view of food is to never allow yourself to get too hungry. Being too hungry switches your body to survival mode, meaning that you will do anything to eat. In this mode, the last thing you will worry about is whether or not the food is healthy. You need to plan out all your meals for the day to avoid this situation.
The next thing that really helps is to ask yourself questions. This is one of the most powerful things you can do because it makes you aware of the food you\'re about to eat. When you go out to eat and you feel yourself saying, I HAVE TO HAVE THIS, ask yourself a couple of questions.
1. Do I care more about this burger and fries than my health and life?
2. Will this cancel out the beneficial effects of eating healthy all week?
3. What effects will this bad food have on me after I eat it?
The answers to these questions should help you avoid bad food. If you find yourself headed towards eating something unhealthy, ask yourself at least five questions that can help you stay on a healthy course. Try this next time you\'re about to choose an unhealthy meal.
Having your favorite unhealthy foods every once in a while will not ruin your body. All you need to do is keep track of when you have them and treat them more as a reward for doing a good job with your diet. However, if you choose to have them whenever you want and completely ignore the present and future of effects of eating poorly, it won\'t matter if you run everyday, you will never reach your fitness objectives.