Restriction and avoidance make compliance much harder
Focusing on food you need to stay away from will only move them to the forefront of your mind.
“I can’t have pizza, I can’t have sugar” — will quickly turn into, “I really want some pizza, gimme all the sugar.”
I challenge you to flip the script.
Instead of thinking about what we need to stay away from, let’s focus on what we should strive to incorporate.
Concentrate on including foods that are packed with micronutrients that will improve our health. Rather than excluding foods that might not have these qualities.
The moderation and flexibility that comes with an approach like this will improve your quality of life and turn your diet from a quick fix to a sustainable lifestyle shift – regardless of tracking your macros or not.
Make it a priority to start adding in fruit, vegetables, leafy greens and lean meats to your meal plan.
Stop villainizing “bad” food.
There really is no such thing as “bad” food. That kind of thinking can lead you right to the bottom of a Ben and Jerry’s pint. Versus enjoying a single scoop.
With this simple mindset shift, you are going to be eating a lot of high volume food, getting all the vitamins and minerals you need.
You will also be full and satisfied, so overindulging is unlikely.