Eating healthy requires planning and effort, it’s crazy how easy it is to pick something full of fat and sugar when we find ourselves hungry. I plan my meals, specially because I started a path over 3 years ago to lose weight and be healthier.
I had a lot of weight to lose and in these last 3 years I have learned quite a bit about myself and how to make good eating decisions. It’s about figuring out before hand what I’ll be eating, being active and going through a daily internal battle to fight hunger and temptation. There’s also the social alienation that comes with such a change in lifestyle.
Following a strict diet doesn’t conform with other people’s expectations and plans which means that they will push you to “cheat just this once” or they will tell you “you look fine” and so on. Sometimes you will even lie to yourself and convince yourself that you had a terrible day and you deserve a treat.