If you’re trying to lose a few pounds or eat in a way that’s a little more healthy, the best way to do it isn’t to stop eating junk. It’s to choose better options when you’re hungry. Sick of loading up on sweets and refined carbs? Find fruit and whole grain snacks you actually like. More and more diets are catching on. We can make significant changes by choosing the better options.
Sometimes, I think we need a good dose of “do this, not that” in our lives. It isn’t always about stopping the bad stuff so much as finding the things we’re meant to be doing and focus our attention there. Watch too much TV? What’s the more meaningful/fulfilling thing you could be doing? I’m sure we all have meaningful things we actually enjoy. When we choose to focus on them instead of mindlessly choosing the easy alternative, we see results like never before.
A little TV, surfing the internet, or whatever mindless pursuit you love never hurt anyone. But for me, it’s a matter of choosing to spend time hanging out with Grete over plopping in front of the TV or doing some class reading instead of clicking from link to link online.
It may be easier to pick up that carton of double chocolate chunk ice cream from the fridge, but honestly, I’ll enjoy that nice piece of fruit just as much and feel a lot better afterwards.