By mattlikesfunions - 18/07/2016 18:56 - United States - Federal Way
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Self control is a big part of a diet. Take this opportunity as a lesson to train yourself and if you can control your cravings then your diet will succeed! Good luck and I wish you good health :)
This. Your parents can bring home whatever they want for dinner. The amount of calories in donuts and pizza slices means that you only technically need one or two slices of pizza to get like 500 calories. If you want a donut, ask a family member to share one with you.
Couldn't have said it better myself. YOU are the one choosing to change your eating habits. It is up to YOU to restrain yourself. It sucks and it's tough, but it does get easier. Not letting yourself eat half a pizza or passing on something you normally eat too much of becomes normal and, eventually, it doesn't make you sad. And, frankly, I am against "going on diets". I think they're stupid and often make the issue worse. Change your eating habits in general. Instead of eating something like donuts for breakfast, go with scrambled eggs with goat cheese. Instead of pizza, go with a chicken wrap with all kinds of fresh veggies in them. They don't actually have to be bland, super healthy options like plain oatmeal and grilled chicken breast like I see some people eat when they are trying to "eat healthy". Their food always seems so sad. You can do a lot for yourself by just upgrading your whole diet to fresher foods, reducing the processed garbage in your diet, and looking for new recipes that pack in the flavor by using real foods rather than processed. Good luck. I know how hard it can be to start because I've been there, but once you get a couple of months in and you start really feeling and seeing the changes in your body and other people start to notice, it can really help encourage you to keep going.
No, you can have a cheat MEAL, not cheat day. A cheat meal can appease your soul that's craving the unhealthy foods. A cheat day will severely stunt or even negate your dieting efforts. It's better to just change some aspects of your diet like cutting out soda, replacing that bowl of cereal for a healthier option, etc. You don't HAVE to eat super clean to lose weight. Good luck in your efforts to lose weight, OP.
Maybe they're testing your resolve ? To be honest most people start diets with unrealistic goals considering they've never done it for an extended period of time. But I hope your dieting goes well and try to keep in mind that you can't expect them to want to participate as well. Also, a light workout regiment usually does wonders with a well balanced diet.