Eat like a French woman.
Eating has always been a pleasure for the French people. In the book “French Women don’t get Fat”, Mireille Guiliano recounts her story growing up in France, moving to New York looking like a sack of potatoes.
French women love to eat but they know when enough is enough.
They can eat their pastries without feeling guilty since they know portions.
The problem with us is that we consider eating as if we live during the time of the Neanderthals.
By experiencing and savoring the food, you develop a sense of fulfillment in eating food even in small portions.
Go for healthy, not junk.
A granola bar for a snack? Why not!
Nice oatmeal or cereals for breakfast does not sound bad at all.
Your choice of food options will determine how much you put into your body. If you balance your carbohydrates and fat intake, you can maintain your body.
Learn to explore healthy meals.
Go to a yogurt bar and try green tea yogurt.
Put some cashew nuts and almonds plus a little bit of rice crispies and you have a healthy and fun snack that you can shamelessly have for seconds.
Live a balanced lifestyle.
Some exercise here, some rest there, some healthy foods here, a little bit of indulgence there; staying fit is not a goal but a consequence of a healthy lifestyle.
A lot of us tend to focus only on getting fit, on looking thin and on counting calories and they alienate themselves with the idea of actually living a good life and a healthy life.
By focusing on lifestyle instead on merely eating less and moving more, you can feel a sense of fulfillment that many people might not experience even if they are thin.
Remember, it is also partly your motivation to hold on to the lifestyle that will make you who you want to be in the near future.
Do not forget to indulge every now and then.
There is nothing wrong with eating healthy food or maybe a nice sinful candy or doughnut as long as you live a healthy lifestyle.