As the days get warmer we inevitably begin to wear less and less clothing. People everywhere start freaking out about their bodies and react by doing silly things like going on dodgy crash diets. Putting on a couple of extra kg’s over winter from indulging in comfort foods is normal – so don’t beat yourself up about it!
Instead, focus on the importance of food as fuel, allowing your body to perform at its peak. Go on, you owe it to yourself. Have you heard about the 80/20 diet? Victoria’s Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr swears by it. Basically, 80% of your diet should be healthy, 20% indulgent.
You need to respect your body and treat it well by feeding it nutritional food. A balanced, low GI diet incorporating all of the food groups is essential in helping you reach your goals. Don’t deprive yourself, just learn to choose the healthier option and allow yourself a treat here and there.
The key is everything in moderation. Yes, you could eat that muffin as your regular go-to snack, but I’d put that one in the sometimes food basket. Stop and ask yourself, “Am I even hungry?”. People overeat for many reasons – the big culprit is using comfort food to self-medicate. It’s called ‘comfort food’ for a reason!
Learn to love your body and always remember, don’t sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now. And I’m guessing it’s a healthy, sexy body filled with energy, right?