What does it mean to 'Eat for Happiness,' and is that even possible?
Yes, in fact it is, because food and mood go hand in hand. So the better the food, the better your mood is going to be.
You can easily brighten your day by simply picking the right food choices, that nourish your body and brain. Overtime, your internal chemistry will start changing and you will notice how much more energized, focused, confident and happy you actually feel. And all that starts with making a single step today. A step in choosing foods that boost your happiness and also let go of that guilty feeling when you put 'junk' in your body.
By now you are probably aware that the term, eat clean, has nothing to do with washing your food and has everything to do with eating in a way that promotes fat loss, better health, longevity and happiness within your body but also about your life.
While it may sound simple enough, it’s pretty challenging to stick with a clean eating plan. I suppose if it were easy then everyone would be lean and confident about their body.
So what’s the secret to long-term, clean eating success? Here it is…
Eat-For-Happiness Secret #1: Keep It Balanced
Many fat loss strategies encourage eating only from one category of food: soup, grapefruit, salad, chicken breast…While these foods may promote fat loss and reduce overall calorie intake, this way of eating sets you up for a fall.
No one sticks with highly restrictive, one-food-only diets for very long, and you’re no exception. To make your clean eating plan last, keep your diet balanced with a range of healthy, real foods.
Eat-For-Happiness Secret #2: Don’t Put a Label On It
How many times have you uttered the words I’m on a diet? Ugh, just saying that puts one in the mood to cheat on said diet.
If eating clean means you’re on a diet, then you’re not committed enough to make this a way of life. True fat loss success comes when clean eating is second nature, and not a temporarily imposed sentence.
Eat-For-Happiness Secret #3: Have Patience
Wouldn’t it be great if a week of clean eating could erase a decade worth of indulgences? But, alas, you didn’t gain that fat in a week, and you won’t lose it in a week either.
Look for, and acknowledge, each and every small victory along the way to your long-term goal. Notice each pound, each inch and each pant size. These accomplishments build on one another until you reach your ultimate goal. Just remember that big changes take consistent, long-term effort. Be patient.
Eat-For-Happiness Secret #4: Have a Plan
This is the most important step in your clean eating quest, without it you’ll flounder around without direction and will likely find yourself starting into the bottom of a bowl of ice cream. Spend time writing out your do’s and don't’s for your clean eating plan—and please feel free to reach out to me to help you with this step. See below for a list of foods that your diet should mainly consist of and then make another list of completely off-limits foods.
Use these 4 steps as a guide to make clean eating a way of life. And if you ever find yourself feeling lost or need help with making the choices into long term life habits, then simply respond to this email and let me know what's going on. It's in my best interest to give you all the tools and support you need, because seeing you succeed is what makes me happiest.
I have a lot of exciting programs and tools to help you create your healthiest and happiest life, coming just around the corner in 2017. So come along with me, because I want to see you thrive and make your best year yet.
Cheers to Happy Eating!