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How to Make Healthy Eating Easier

Aug 1, 2019, 09:45 AM by Sansum Clinic

Wouldn’t it be great if the day you started a diet, you stopped craving any other foods? The reality, however, is that we all have food temptations that ride right alongside our best intentions for weight loss. So, minimizing access to those temptations is often the best way to make healthy eating more likely to happen.

If It's Not There, You Can't Eat It

Don’t rely on willpower! Research shows that willpower decreases over time and runs out. So, do yourself a favor and get rid of temptations whenever possible.

  • Identify your “trigger foods” and don’t buy them.
  • Consider taking a break from social activities that revolve around food and drinks.
  • Avoid your favorite fast-food restaurants or coffee shops, even if it means taking a different route.  
  •  If you have to go to a restaurant, make sure you’re full before you go and consider bringing your weight-loss foods with you. You can also go online and check out the menu beforehand so you have a game plan around what to order.
  •  If other people have tempting foods in your environment (kids, spouse, roommate, coworker), ask them to make these foods less accessible by keeping them out of sight.

Ready for more support and strategies to help with your weight loss?  Check out the Doctors’ Weight Management Program: