Lately I've been letting my diet get away from me. I've been craving sweets, fatty food (I demolished a Hell's pizza snack pizza, some squid rings and most of a Spanish doughnut in my hungover state yesterday and I'm completely ashamed of it).
A good motivation = summer is coming up and I want to look amazing in my bikini!
I've been exercising well enough, four times a week, getting my burn of at least 500cal in. But if you don't eat well, then you won't look good and this has been my issue of late.
I'm re-booting my stomach, my mentality and my appetite for healthy food. Just because I'm stressed out at home shouldn't mean I eat horribly. These are the steps I usually take to make myself more accountable, and to make sure I only eat when I'm actually hungry.
- Wait until your stomach rumbles until you even think about food. This will make sure you learn the difference between bored, emotional hunger and real physical hunger.
- When your stomach does rumble, have a glass of water and wait 10 minutes. If you're still hungry, either have a snack or your meal (if it's around lunch/dinner time).
- Snack on healthy items - fruits, vegetables, nuts, and yoghurt are all good things to snack on - but only when you're actually hungry!
- If you're really craving something sweet or fatty, don't deprive yourself completely. Have a square of dark chocolate (at least 70%!) or make homemade baked chips or a homemade burger!
- Dramatically decrease the amount of alcohol consumed. Alcohol is the worst thing for fat loss! You get dehydrated, your ability to have self control is impaired and you make bad choices regarding food. The hangover is the worst day the day after as well! If you want to drink, make sure you either limit it to 1 glass of wine and then move onto clear spirits (vodka or gin) with soda water and lime rather than sweet soda. You're somewhat hydrating yourself as well. Have an entire bottle of water before bed and another when you wake up to feel better.
- Drink at least 3L of water a day! I tend to drink 3-4L.
- STOP THINKING CONSTANTLY OF FOOD. It just makes you hungry for more.
So who else wants to clean up their diet for the month of October and carrying on over the New Year?