Enjoying Your Meal Without Regret

You’ve heard the saying a million times: you are what you eat. It’s interesting when you think about it. Whether you eat something healthy or unhealthy, the bottom line is that you want to feel good about what you’re putting into your body. And, who says a piece of warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream doesn’t make you feel good? Exactly.

Enjoy food without regret and guilt!

Below are 4 quick reminders to help you enjoy what you eat. Bon Appétit!

  1. A balancing act. You can have a slice of pie, yes, but you shouldn’t have two. If you know that pie is on the dessert menu for the evening, have a smaller dinner, but don’t skip the veggies, and limit carbs. Balance your food and feel great about it.
  2. Plan ahead. How many times have you left for work without your lunch because your morning was too busy to pack it? Plan ahead so you have no excuse to eat out. Keep a mix of both healthy and indulgent packaged options stowed away in a desk drawer.
  3. Have a cheat day. No one should have to live without a cheat day. Food has the power to make us feel great. If there is something you enjoy eating that’s not topping the “healthiest foods of 2018 list”, that’s OK. Treat yourself once every few weeks. Just don’t do it every other day.
  4. Eat this and change that. Are there ingredients in your favorite recipe that you could find alternatives to? Study what you are eating and cut back a little at a time. Do you put four tablespoons of peppermint creamer in your coffee each morning? Cut back to one. A little bit goes a long way.

So much of what you eat and how you feel about it has to do with planning ahead and understanding nutrition. Don’t give up every food item that you love! Balance what you eat so you can have a cheat day once in a while. Throw in some exercise a few days a week and you’ll feel even better. Find alternatives to your unhealthy habits and plan ahead. These 4 easy steps will have you enjoying meals without days of regret and guilt.

This blog is not intended to provide diagnosis, treatment or medical advice. Content is for informational purposes only. Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment options.