4 tips for a healthier you
Change your diet by following our four easy eating tips that dont require willpower to succeed.
A large component of peak mental health depends on the enjoyment of food—joy and eating are intertwined. Yet nutritional wisdom tells us the best foods for your body are plant-based, nutrient-dense, whole, and unrefined (not the modern definition of fun!).
If you have to force yourself to eat these foods—just because you know they’re good for you—is eating them really doing you good?
It’s unhealthy to strong-arm yourself into doing anything. Eventually the battle will break you down. That’s why so many of us fail to make lasting change with our New Year’s resolutions.
A gradual transition
The answer is to gradually transition to the diet that’s ideal for your body. By making the transition a gentle, long-term process—rather than an abrupt, drastic one—your appreciation of a healthier diet will develop harmoniously.
Deprive yourself and it’s only a matter of time before the willpower to stick to your plan runs dry. Change your diet gradually and your digestive system will adapt, your liver will cleanse, and your taste will change so you actually crave foods that are ideal for your body.
Make these changes at the pace that suits you—whether each step takes weeks or months is up to you. Move on as you feel ready, and soon you’ll forget about the not-so-healthy foods that came before.
|4 easy tips for success |
To ensure your new way of eating becomes a lifestyle that won’t require willpower to maintain, I suggest incorporating the following four tips, one at a time.