My diet is delicious and nutritious.
I read labels. I look for products with natural ingredients and minimal processing. I check for excess sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats.
I manage serving sizes. I figure out how many calories I need each day and adjust how much I eat. I enjoy my favorite treats in smaller portions.
I prepare most of my food at home. I control the ingredients and cooking methods. I use only healthy fats and oils. I substitute cinnamon and dates instead of sugar. I bake potatoes rather than frying them.
I order healthy dishes when I go out to restaurants.
I slow down and savor my food. I take small bites and chew thoroughly. I turn off my phone and pay attention to what is on my plate. I leave the table when I feel full.
I keep a journal. I track how much I really consume. I look for patterns like emotional eating or abandoning my diet when I travel. I notice how my diet affects my emotions and overall wellbeing.
I reward myself with wholesome treats. I celebrate special occasions with a massage instead of a hot fudge sundae.
I think of food as my friend. It gives me energy so I can maintain activities and relationships that are important to me.
Today, I choose foods that keep my body and mind healthy and strong. The way I eat shows that I love and appreciate myself.
- What is my motivation for eating healthy?
- How do my childhood experiences affect how I eat now?
- Where can I find new healthy recipes to try?