Ditch your fad diets, calorie-counting apps and cleanses, instead trick your body into loving and craving healthy, whole foods. Sounds like a scam, right? Regardless of what your tastes buds or brain are saying, your body actually prefers and thrives off of the good stuff. You just have to adopt the idea of crowding out, meaning that you focus on adding in good food to your daily diet and eventually it naturally pushes out the junk.
We all spend so much time trying to avoid unhealthy food while restricting ourselves and just being down right miserable when it comes to eating. Crowding out is a kinder, gentler and much more fun approach to stuffing our faces. Add foods into your diet instead of taking away. No need to jump in feet first, this process is about small steps that produce long lasting results.
Here’s how you break it down…a few times a week throw a green smoothie into your breakfast routine or add a nutrient rich salad to your lunch and replace your afternoon soda with a sparkling water. If you can consistently make this a habit then one day you will reach for your usual bagel surprise and realize that you are actually craving a smoothie instead. That soggy sandwich will no longer carry the same appeal, as your lunch will now consist of glorious greens. Your meals will create food envy wherever you go and they will also give your body more energy to get through the day. Not to mention the boost your mood will get and the ever present glow following you around.
This method is guaranteed to stick unlike most attempts at cleaning up your closet cookie cravings. Give it a try and see if it works for you. If nothing else you will have a fancy sounding new term to throw around at cocktail parties.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: CARLY WILLIAMS
Living an active lifestyle and connecting with nature are two of the most important things in Carly’s world. Sharing her passion for wellness as a Health & Lifestyle Coach, Carly educates, mentors and supports women in finding a new approach through an active lifestyle, healthy eating, mindfulness practice and overall connection.
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