I’ve recently started going to the gym a…

I’ve recently started going to the gym and working out more. And I am noticing improvements and I’m starting to feel more and more comfortable in my own skin but I struggle with eating healthy, do you have any advice?

Hi friend!

That’s a great question. First of all, I’m so proud of you for taking care of yourself. You and your body deserve the best.

Secondly, there are a couple things you can think about when you’re eating healthy. The first thing is to find healthy food that you like. For example, I don’t like kale. I think it’s gross. I’m not going to force myself to eat it and be absolutely miserable. I also don’t deprive myself of things I love. If I’m dying for chocolate, I eat some. I eat a smaller piece and leave the rest of the bar in the cupboard because I know if I sit down with a huge chocolate bar, I’ll eat the whole thing, and because I don’t deprive myself, I don’t “fall of the wagon” and binge eat a bunch of junk food. If you’re making yourself miserable with your food choices, you won’t stick with eating healthy. 

By changing up your diet, you have created a wonderful opportunity to explore new foods and recipes! Use this as an opportunity to find new foods and recipes that you like. This will also keep you from eating the same thing over and over and being miserable. 

Meal prep is also a great way to keep up with a healthy diet. Sometimes we eat junk because it’s the easiest option, but if you have a yummy healthy option ready for you in the fridge, you’re much less likely to go for junk. 

Good luck on your healthy journey! I’m already proud of you.