Managing food intake is a very important part of being healthy and achieving your fitness goals. In theory it’s very simple to do, just eat appropriate amounts of food and don’t eat unhealthy junk food. It sounds easy but sometimes it’s hard not to give into temptation.
Most of controlling the amount of food that we eat is about controlling our minds. For me, I find it’s best to keep track of what I’m eating throughout the day so that way I actually have to think about what I’m eating and the amount of calories that I’m putting into my body. I use an app called My Fitness Pal to track my food intake but for you, it could be as simple as writing down what you eat in a notebook. Also apps like this one will tell you the amount that you can eat to achieve the goals that you set which is a nice feature.
Temptation is a hard one to handle because sometimes I can’t even resist myself but there is a few things I’ve learned:
- First of all, get rid of all the junky food that you have at home. if you don’t have it, you can’t eat it.
- Allow yourself a treat occasionally so that way when you do have the opportunity to eat something bad, you don’t go overboard.
- Avoid fast food and cook as many of your own meals as possible. This way you know exactly what is in them.
- When you have no choice on what to eat (like at a business dinner or family get-together) just use moderation and make sure to keep track of what you’re eating. Try and pick whatever is the healthiest choice available.
Remember, we’re human and we’re not perfect so don’t freak out when you cheat. Just do your best to lesson them damage by eating healthy as much as you can!