Grrrrrr … How to Eat Healthy When You Just Don’t Feel Like It

You know you need to eat healthy. You are getting older, your cholesterol is an issue, you are not getting any skinnier, AND, you have more than a few health problems that run in your family. The problem is, you don’t WANT to!

You love pie, cake, fresh baked cookies and fatty steaks…oh the joy of a perfectly cooked rib eye… OK, maybe I am projecting here. The above pretty much describes me to a T (T-bone that is) but since my assumption is that you’re human, I’ll bet at least some of the above applies to you. So…what the heck are you (or I) supposed to do when we know we should eat healthy, but darn it, you just don’t feel like it?

This all pretty much comes down to motivation and sheer will power. I mean, there are a million excuses you can come up with at the restaurant when dessert time hits…

“I’ll start my diet tomorrow”

“I’ll only eat ONE piece of pie”

“I work hard, I deserve this”

All of those excuses and more will stand right in your way every time if you let them. You have to be strong willed AND have a motivating factor to drive you if you want to overcome the “healthy eating blues.” For me, it’s my kids. I want to be around when they graduate high school. Heart disease runs in my family and I know if I let myself get too far off track, I could wind up in the hospital sooner than later.

When it’s dessert time, or cookie time, or any other time, if I start craving the junk food, I just take out the picture in my wallet of my two little girls, and I make the right choice. Decide what can be a motivating factor for you. Maybe it’s your kids, your spouse, or even just the way you feel every day. Whatever it is, write it down. Whenever you have to make the choice between eating junk and eating healthy, think about your motivating factor. That will help you to make the right choices.

How to Eat Healthy When You Just Don’t Feel Like ItBUT, even if you have something in your life that motivates you to eat healthier, it’s ok to indulge yourself every once in a while. For instance, you might eat healthy all throughout the week and on Saturdays, you have a bowl of ice cream or a piece of cake. By doing this, you won’t completely deprive yourself of all those goodies that we love so much. This will make it MUCH easier to avoid temptation on a regular basis when you know you are just a few days away from having one of the foods that you love so much.

Just be sure that the treat you choose isn’t one that is going to trigger a free-for-all. Find something you can be moderate with and watch your porton sizes.

We all know why we should eat healthier on a regular basis, but there are times when we just don’t want to. If those times are few and far between, then you are probably fine, but if you find yourself finding excuses that allow you to eat junk food more often than not, then paying attention to the advice above may just make the difference in helping you make SMART food decisions.

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Comments

  1. It good to treat yourself and be realistic otherwise you’ll quit eventually. I also supplement with raspberry ketones and of course exercise.

  2. I have to give it up to Colton for being honest and candid about himself. I eat healthy and often. I certainly do Not starve myself because I know that starvation diets do Not work. In fact, they do just the opposite of what the uninitiated think starving themselves is supposed to do. Like Colton, I will be honest and say that my problem is over indulging in alcoholic beverages.

  3. I used to eat so healthy and so strict (I mean I used to weigh pees and meat portions) that I needed one day each week to splurge on some sugary sweets. So one day a week, I would visit the cookie factory in the food court of my local mall and buy 24 chocolate chip cookies and a quart of mile to indulge in.

  4. I’m described perfectly on this article lol. I always grab a bag of m&m and go “I won’t eat another bag for rest of the week”, and I say the same thing the next day. Gaining weight and getting obsessed on online activities kind of coincided for me and the two had a detrimental effect on me. I’m fat, have little social life, and I’m unhealthy. I’m going to have a sad future if I continue living like this and that should be my motivation to eat healthy.

  5. I am glad I developed the habit of eating smaller portions which I tend to eat quite often. I also try to get a dose of protein with each snack which I take about every 2 or 3 hours. There is one exception to this way of eating, which I am quite sure many people will be doing starting Thursday. I am talking about stuffing yourself on Thanksgiving.

  6. Is every few weeks or a weekends a fine way to go, like eat a piece of cake on Saturday night after a good meal, and spend the next week eating good? Will this even it out?

  7. Steven Wong says:

    ”I work hard, I deserve this” is mine, back off mate. You have a good point and I can totally relate. Thanks for sharing your tips.

  8. I not only apply the indulging rule for once a week to myself, but to my kids as well, and we make an enjoyable Sunday night out of it with a movie or two!

  9. All I have to do is resist the temptation to buy it in the first place. Once I’ve used my shopping budget on healthy food, I’m good to go. Give it a try! Thanks for the article!

  10. I was too thin growing up. A healthy weight is very important!

  11. Me too, thanks for sharing this..

  12. I need to try this.

  13. Thank you for the eating better tips.




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