Do you have trouble sticking to a healthy diet, especially when there are so many delicious sugar filled options out there? Well, many people are in the same boat as you! Want to know a secret? The trick to breaking your bad habits is by putting healthy habits in their place! Often, new dieters start out positive and dedicated but as time progresses they begin falling back into the same old unhealthy cycle they were trying to get rid of in the first place! Cutting out sugar is hard. Rewarding yourself with small treats or similar foods can help.
When it comes to changing eating habits, some people wonder whether to go for the cold turkey approach, or opt for a slower style. The way you choose to break a bad habit has a lot to do with your personality.
If you’re having trouble fighting temptation and/or dropping those extra pounds, it may be helpful to take a closer look at your eating habits to find out where you’re going wrong. Sugar has been shown to have addictive properties and can it be very much ingrained in our behaviour. Here are some helpful hints and tips to get you on the right track:
The first step to healthy eating is mastering the art of grocery shopping. Sounds easy enough, right? Lettuce, carrots, milk, eggs… And yet, time and time again we fail at this seemingly-simple task and our overall nutrition suffers as a result.
The problem is, too many of us hit the stores without a game plan. We leave groceries to the last minute, do them in a rush, or (even worse) we grocery shop when we’re hungry! You know that’s not going to end well.
Here is a quick guide to healthy shopping that will have you (and your family) indulging in healthy meals and snacks all week!
Yes, eating too much sugar will have immediate negative effects on your body – swings in blood sugar levels, headaches, stomach aches, mood swings, weight gain, over-eating, etc… But eating too much sugar over the long term can negatively affect your health for years to come.