Any dietary plan on market has some portion of it that works, but basic principle of any good eating program, no matter how sugarcoated, centers around calories IN— calories OUT.
The eating “only one type of food diets” will not be effective, and such a restricted diet defeats you mentally. Most diets are just too unrealistic for a person’s lifestyle. Plus they don’t supply enough basic nutritional needs for people to stay with them. Balance is key! Attitude is key to keeping balance!!
Perspectives toward food
Ask yourself, “Why do I eat?” Most will say, “I eat because I have to.” Well, think about it. Do you? If you eat just because you have to, then your choices will be more for taste. If you ate with attitude that food was fuel, then how would you eat? You may be more likely to make a quality choice. Your attitude toward food is very important!
Pattern of eating
Do you drive same way to work every day? Do you go to same grocery store? Do you hang out with same people most of time? The same thing is true with your food.
Chances are you eat at same time, gobble up same food types and in most cases, you take in roughly same amount of food on a weekly basis? Your body gets used to eating same types and same amounts. As in exercise, it is really important to incorporate a variety of foods in our daily eating to keep it off guard, so to speak.
Pushing your buttons
Why do you think advertisements are so powerful? They spark something inside of you and immediately you find yourself on autopilot going to refrigerator or next fast food joint to get something you don’t need. Recognize this so you can make better choices.
Being aware of how much you eat at one time is very important. Take spaghetti for example—fifteen years ago doctors came out and endorsed pasta as a healthy food. While this is true, physicians didn’t explain portion control. Even though pasta may be a good food type, an extra hundred or two calories a few times a week adds up. Learn to push plate away.