When you’re starting out, it can be daunting to think about a wholesale change in your diet. Scary, even.
If you can make small changes to your diet to include more of the good stuff, you’ll be doing well.
So don’t put yourself off. Instead of trying and failing to change EVERYTHING, make a few small changes.
Maybe it’s too much for you all at once to stop eating all the “naughty” things that you love!
Instead of focusing on excluding things that you’ll find hard to cut out, try to focus on including some of the good things.
This will help! You’ll still be consuming good, healthy fats and this will make you feel fuller so you will have naturally reduced your cravings for other naughty foods.
The whole thing is a positive feedback loop. You just need to get it started, and moving in the right direction.
Other benefits besides weight loss
Studies have shown that if you stick to a more “Mediterranean” diet:
- You will be 30% less likely to die from a heart attack or stroke
- 68% less likely to develop breast cancer
- Helps avoid dementia later in life.
So as you continue to make positive changes to your eating habits, remember those other long term benefits.