If you completely mess up on one day don’t worry. When you start to beat yourself up is when you are more likely to fall back into bad habits. Just chalk it up to one of your cheat days and start strong the next morning. Beating yourself up is completely useless and won’t help.
If there is something really unhealthy that you just absolutely love try to find a good substitute. For example, for people who love white pasta there is a great substitute made from squash. When you put sauce on top of it it becomes almost impossible to tell the difference from the real thing.
Eat beans and legumes in lieu of meats. Black beans are ideal for Cuban dishes (or defectors). To keep the food tasting good at home, take the meat out and thaw it for a Taco Night. There are other foods that require no meat at all and have tons of fiber, including dips, quesadillas, soups and burritos.
Do not discount fiber in your nutrition goals. Fiber comes from sources like, grains, beans, fresh fruits, vegetables, and various other sources. Increasing your fiber during meals will extend your feelings of fullness and help your body in its efforts to remove waste. Getting rid of much of the waste that can be forgotten in your system will allow your body to function more normally.
This article proves that it is possible to eat healthy, delicious foods, and it doesn’t have to be complicated. All it takes is a little preparation on your part. Hopefully these tips will make it a lot easier for you to stick with a healthy eating program for the long run.