If you are about to embark on a “fad” diet, consider giving that decision a moment of deep thought. Yes, I just said. Take the time to think it through and consider abandoning that plan.
Why would I offer such advice? The reason is because if you are going to go through tremendous strides to lose weight, change your health or simply feel better, I congratulate you on your efforts, however, if this plan is so radical that you know you will not be able to sustain it for the long term, let it go.
While quick results might fill you with interest for such diet plans, the real goal to weight loss, should ultimately be better health. Better health is obtained through diet and lifestyle changes for the long term. Key words – long.term.
Simple ways to make your diet cleaner and healthier are easy to adopt and implement.
Such ideas include:
Drink more water
Consume less caloric beverages – water truly is the best option.
Drink less alcohol
Eat more fruits and vegetables
Cook and prepare whole grains, beans, and lentils
Cook your food
Let go of fast food and processed meals
Consume less sugar
Exercise – always
All of the suggestions above allow you to tinker and change your diet according to your day, your needs and situational events. Nothing is extreme and all of the above food choices and recommendations are available almost anywhere. So regardless if you travel, or stay at home, eating well is made simple and always obtainable.
Melinda is a certified Holistic Health Coach that studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York.