Dinner: Pasta, Burger & Fries, Chinese Food, Fast Food, more Pizza
Dessert: Crispy Cream, Ice Cream, Brownies, cookies, COOKIES, & more COOKIES
…then it is NOT REALISTIC to think you can start waking up early every morning to cook an organic egg white omelet, pack that healthy low fat salad every day and turn down that pizza or Taco Tuesdays with your buddies at night. Trust me, it just aint gona happen! That’s like asking a drunk, substance abusing, sexaholic to become a born again Christian over night. Again, NOT REALISTIC! However, what IS REALISTIC is changing one bad thing about your diet at a time. Think of it this way, when a house is built do carpenters build the walls and the roof at the same time? No, they start with the foundation and build up from there. So why should building a healthy diet be any different, because it’s not. If you think you can manage changing one thing about your poor eating habits then please read on and start contemplating this question. What is your diet’s Achilles heel?
Those of you, who buy giant tubs of Rocky Road ice cream every week and down a bowl each night before bed, look no further I think we’ve located your first problem to fix. If you drink a soda with every meal, exchange it for water or an unsweetened ice tea. For those with more of an all-encompassing gluttony, aka with a lack of a single guilty pleasure then start with one of the HB building blocks, to name a few…
Eat a healthy balanced breakfast, every day
Do not drink sugar (soda, sugar in coffee, red bull etc.)
Remove white flour from your diet
Eat 3-4 servings of vegetables every day
No desserts on weekdays (reward yourself with one dessert each weekend)
…so just pick one and stick to it, not three times a week or when you have time, EVERY DAY! Don’t be unrealistic and try to change your entire diet all at once. Address this one issue, promise yourself that no matter what you will not, NOT EVEN ONCE let it slip and you will be on your way to losing weight or getting those 6-pack abs you’ve always wanted. After this first change is ingrained into your eating habits, move on to the next problem. If you can change one thing about your diet each month this year (again one at a time) by year’s end you will have an entirely new diet and likely and entirely new body.
You have the power to make this year different. Don’t worry about that resolution. Forget that crazy diet or cleanse, and definitely don’t try eating no carbs. Just build yourself a healthy diet one step at a time and remember to always BE REALISTIC! In 2012 you will reach your goal and Healthy Boy will help you get there.
*Statistic is based on results from a 2007 study conducted by Richard Wisemen at the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people