Motivation to Start Eating Healthy – or to Get Back to it

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Eating healthy foods has a bunch of benefits.  So then why is it hard to stay motivated to eat healthy foods?

Do you ever get super motivated to eat healthily and you eat healthy foods for a few days. Then the cravings sneak up out of nowhere and throw you into the horrific cycle of self-sabotage. No? Just me?

Well, I put together these quotes that help me:
?stay away from junk food
?fight cravings
or
?start eating healthy foods again once I fall off the wagon.

I hope these help you get motivated to eat healthily or keep eating healthy.

Here are some things for you to remember if you are trying to lose some body fat.

Eating healthy foods from the four main groups

One of the best ways to lose weight is to track your macros. Those are carbohydrates, fat, protein, and micronutrients vitamins, and minerals.

Eat suggested servings of each food group for your age, weight, activity level, and height. This method of healthy eating requires planning on your part.

You can do a little digging, or you can hire a personal trainer to help you get the ideal breakdown. If you want to be super specific, then hire a licensed nutritionist.

dieting for weight loss

Meal plan for success

When you plan a weekly menu you are setting yourself up for weight loss success. This is a good way to get started. After several weeks, the kinds and amounts of foods that you should be eating will soon become a habit. You won’t have to think too much about it!

Don’t trash junk food 100% – and continue eating healthy

Although junk food is a no-no when you are trying to eat healthily, you can still indulge in your favorite snacks from time to time. There is nothing wrong with treating yourself every now and then as long as you don’t make it a daily thing or overindulge.  Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to say no to everything outside of your meal plan.

Eat plenty of protein

Protein is the hardest macro to consume. It’s easier to eat carbs and fats in typical meals, you will have to put in a little more effort into eating enough protein during the day.

If you are a vegetarian you might have a different term for “healthy foods”. If you don’t eat meat, it does mean that you exclude all animal proteins from your diet. Since proteins are essential nutrients, find alternative ways to get all your essential proteins. As a vegetarian, you might be at risk of not getting enough proteins, unless you pay extra attention to your foods.

Talk to your doctor or consult with a nutritionist if you are thinking of becoming a vegetarian or if you want to make sure you are eating enough essential proteins.

Micronutrients

Another thing to remember is to include a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement to your daily routine. Visit your doctor and get a blood test done to see if you have any deficiencies. Please don’t just go online or grab a multivitamin supplement just in case. Some vitamins and minerals could be lethal if taken in large doses.

Drink this much water per day.
Often the brain confuses thirst with hunger and a lot of people tend to eat instead of drinking water.

Hydrate 67% of your body weight

Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. This helps flush out toxins and the water keeps your body functioning the way it should. Ideally, you should drink 67% of your body weight.

For example, a person who weighs 130 lbs x 67% should drink around 87 ounces daily. Of course on the days you exercise drink some more to make up for the sweat.

When you are eating healthy but have a day off (or a couple of days off), get back on it.  You don’t have to start over again from step 1.  Join a support group if you need help staying on track or call us for a consultation.  That’s what we are here for!  You got this – just trust the process!

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Nancy Valdez with Rafael PT Fitness RPT Fitness in Austin TX

Nancy Valdez

Nancy has been in the health and fitness industry since 2019.  She is a certified personal trainer & insured.

Areas of Expertise

Online Training, Weight Loss, Nutrition, Strength Training, Core and Balance, Flexibility and Mobility, Muscle Gain, Stress Reduction.


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