“Adding In” instead of “Taking Out”

“Adding In” instead of “Taking Out”

You want to begin your weight loss journey, so the first thing you do is cut out all of your favorite fattening foods, right?
WRONG.

When you’re taking those first steps towards losing weight, the key is “adding in” instead of “taking out.”

When you take out all these foods you know and love from your everyday diet, you often find yourself craving them. You may try to eat something healthier like a salad to get you by, but in the back of your mind you’re still thinking about that bowl of macaroni and cheese you love. Many of us, after fighting this craving all day, will give in to temptation. Not only that, but we may end up binge eating an entire box of macaroni only to feel guilty the second we swallow the last bite.

This entire scenario can be prevented if we just “add in” instead of “taking out.” Instead of filling the bowl to the rim with macaroni – so it’s overflowing, just have a half portion. But, add to that half portion of macaroni by “adding in” some of your favorite veggies and some other healthy options on the side. “Adding in” healthy foods instead of “taking out” the not-so-healthy foods you love will help you stay on track with your nutrition by eating those deliciously unhealthy foods in moderation along with healthier options to satiate your hunger and prevent binge eating followed by guilt.