“Ok, this is my last cookie! Starting tomorrow I’m only gonna sip on coconut water and have steamed fish with salad for dinner each night.”
“Well, maybe just one more… After all, it is my last chance to munch on something sweet for a while…”
Be honest, how many times have you had this talk with yourself?
For some people, cutting out cookies and following a strict but healthy diet works out great. (‘The Happiness Project‘ author Gretchen Rubin has written a compelling post about the difference between abstainers and moderators when trying to change bad habits.) But too often, people confuse healthy eating with restricting and depriving yourself.
But what if you looked at it differently? What if, instead of thinking of which foods you have to give up to eat healthily, you start focusing on nourishing your body with wholesome foods that actually taste good too?