By Jennifer Smith, Natural Medicine Practitioner and Certified in Holistic Nutrition
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Eating a healthy diet is extremely important, but for many it is also extremely difficult. When sweets and fatty foods are easily available at fast food restaurants for cheap, it can be difficult to resist their allure. You feel constant cravings to break your diet, and you don’t have much of an appetite for healthy food. So, what can you do? Try the following three tips.
If your goal is to lose weight, it’s important that you don’t skip meals. Otherwise, your body could think that it is starving and convert the foods you eat to fat to make sure that it always has energy. If you’re worried about eating too much, try to cut down on the snacks, especially the high-carb, low calories ones. In fact, cut out most of your snacking if you can. Snacking throughout the day can lead to insulin resistance, which can make burning fat difficult. This is because eating frequently can cause blood sugar to remain higher all day and blocks the body’s ability to burn fat. Eating three square meals a day will help you to make sure that this doesn’t happen.
Often your cravings for unhealthy food are a result of imbalances in your gut. If that is the case, taking supplements can help you control these urges and build an appetite for healthier options. One option is CBD oil. CBD oil comes from hemp flowers. Hemp flowers come in many different strains for different uses. So, you should do some research before selecting which one you want to use. Keep in mind that hemp flowers are not the same thing as marijuana, and you can’t get high from ingesting them.
The need for something sweet can make sticking to a healthy diet very difficult. Many people try to solve this by having cheat days. Unfortunately, this usually results in abandoning the diet all together. Instead, try feeding your sweet tooth with a more natural option. Honey is an extremely healthy sweet option. You can use honey in a multitude of different ways to create some delicious and healthy snacks. Other options include fruits and berries. These can help sate the cravings that you are feeling and unlike baked pastries, these options will increase your health.
When it comes to managing the food that you eat, don’t let yourself admit defeat. You don’t need to eliminate all the tasty foods, but neither should you eat without a care. Educate yourself on what kind of healthy diet will be best for you, and then practice mental fortitude by sticking to it.
Jennifer Smith, NMP, CHN, FBCC , BHC
Jennifer Smith is a Natural Medicine Practitioner, Certified in Holistic Nutrition, Faith-Based Clinical Counselor and Biblical Health Coach. She has completed advanced certificates in Functional Nutrition, Functional Medicine, Natural Health Consultant diploma, Biblical Natural Medicine and Biblical Eating and Clinical Nutrition.
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