Is the Stress of Healthy Eating Making You Gain Weight?

Posted: September 27, 2018 in Blog, Health, Tip, Weight Loss
Tips for eating healthily with less stress | Herbal One

You’ve been making the effort. You get the idea that healthily losing weight is as much about what you eat as it is about how much you eat. So you’ve started to prepare more of your own meals, cut down on packaged and foods, and try to make sure your diet is balanced.

But you still struggle to get the weight loss results you hoped for.

Why is that?

The ‘Stress’ of Healthy Eating for Weight Loss

Making the transition to a healthy diet isn’t always easy. Suddenly, you need to be conscious of everything you eat. You end up thinking of food almost constantly, and not just for the usual reasons.

You must check the nutrition info on everything. You have to remember your serving sizes. You need to look for added ingredients that can ruin otherwise healthy foods. Preparing healthy meals and snacks takes a lot longer than just buying a burger. And all those fresh foods you bought earlier in the week aren’t looking so fresh now.

You have to do that for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time, day in and day out. That stress of making the transition to a healthier diet can wear down the best of us. And that increases the chances of having a healthy-diet-ruining binge, or, even worse, giving up.  

Tips to For Eating Healthily with Less Stress

First, if you truly want to lose weight, you will always need to be vigilant about things like serving sizes and nutrition. If losing weight was completely stress-free and easy, you probably wouldn’t need to lose weight, you’d already be there.

That said, there are choices you can make at the grocery store that are healthy but still fast and easy to prepare. Here are a few suggestions.

Protein

Carbohydrates

Fats

If you would like to find out about more common foods found in just about any grocery store that can be part of a healthy, weight-loss diet, call or visit your nearest Herbal One Centre and talk to a nutritional consultant.