Dieting is such hard work. You have to spend all day every day following an eating plan that usually includes foods you just don’t like. The recipes you’re given can taste bland. And it’s all such hard work. Nobody really likes the word diet because it sounds so restrictive. It gives you the impression you have to give things up and suffer for it. Maybe there’s a way to get the healthy benefits of eating right, without feeling like you’re on a diet.
Many diet programs claim they won’t you leave you hungry or that you’ll be having cravings for the wrong foods. Often these claims are just wrong. You do feel hungry, and you are craving lots of sweet things all the time. Portion control is a big part of any diet whether you’re trying to lose weight or not. So can you feel full on a smaller amount of food? Yes, you can.
Apparently, anything that is full of fibre can make you feel fuller for longer. This can include almost anything that is whole grain. Rice and bread can be included. So would you switch to wholemeal bread and brown rice? It seems there are lots of alternatives to less healthy favourites if you know where to look.
Sweets and cakes are always going to be tempting. After all, that post-lunch period when you want something full of sugar simply isn’t going to go away. It turns out that fruit could give you that sugar boost you need at three o’clock in the afternoon. And yes, you could coat it in a little dark chocolate without adding much in the way of calories or fat. Beats all those diet snack bars or sitting there with nothing to nibble on.
Sweeteners are often recommended when you’re on a diet program. Diet versions of your favourite fizzy drinks are a good example. But they often have that awful aftertaste. And you can’t really cook with them. If you’re looking for something a bit more flavourful, you could try alternatives like miracle berry tablets. Natural choices like this can make even the blandest of healthy choices taste better.
Convenience is a big reason why we reach for the snack bars. They’re wrapped up perfectly, and so they’re easy to carry in your bag to work. Of course, it’s possible to wrap anything you like up in sandwich bags or cling film. You just need to take the time to do it. Fun foods like flapjacks are so easy to make at home. You can add all your favourite ingredients like berries and honey. Then simply cut it into portions and bring a slice into work each day.
Diets are tedious, boring, and hard work. And they just demand too many sacrifices. If you’re happy to make just a few changes to what you eat every day, you may have just as much success without the hassle. Try eating a little less, using high fibre ingredients, and sweetening the natural way for a healthy alternative to dieting.