Most People come to Personally Fit to lose weight and improve their eating habits. We try to help you make changes that are sustainable rather than going on a strict diet. One simple strategy begins at the grocery store. Avoid the aisles where those unhealthy treats, cookies, crackers, and chips lie waiting to tempt you with their preservatives, saturated fats, and excess sodium. While you’re at it, avoid the soda aisle as well. One liter of soda contains 107.25 grams of sugar! The diet soda is no better as Medical NewsToday indicates that “diet soda consumption” increases the risk for heart issues, diabetes, obesity, dementia and liver problems. Avoid these aisles and avoid having these snacks in your house…and mouth.
We know that it takes a lot of willpower to resist the temptation to eat these snacks if your pantry and fridge are full of them. So in addition to avoiding the aisles, make sure you have your fridge and pantry stocked with healthy food options that you like and are easily accessed. Foods like cut up vegetables, fresh fruit, small cubes of cheese, and unprocessed protein sources, like nuts, quinoa, Greek yogurt, and organic cottage cheese. The two easy strategies are not only sustainable, but they also go a long way in helping you improve your eating routine.
Remembering keeping the unhealthy food out of your house will keep it out of your mouth – ensuring that your environment facilitates your nutrition goals.