‘Twas the Month After Christmas
By author unknown
Diets can be hard. Last year, my husband wanted to try the Whole 30 diet. I only made it a day. Cutting out all grains was not something I was willing to sustain for an extended period. Instead of trying an extreme diet that you won’t be able to maintain, try these small changes that can be developed into healthy habits.
- Try to eat protein and vegetables with each meal. These foods fuel your body and help you stay full for longer periods of time.
- Eat slower. Your body will become full before your brain registers that it is full. Eating slower gives you time to process and recognize when you are actually full.
- Use smaller plates. Using smaller plates can help with portion control.
- Use measuring cups as scoops. I love pasta, rice, and ice cream, but vegetables are not my favorite. I use measuring scoops to make sure that I am getting the proper portion of food. Instead of filling my plate with pasta or a bowl with ice cream, I’ll use the measuring scoop to scoop out a cup. I also use the measuring scoop to make sure I eat enough veggies because, on my own, I won’t serve myself enough vegetables. I usually double the veggie scoop to the pasta scoop.
Finally, here is some information if you want to try a new diet this year. I have had two of my 8th grade PE students put together some very basic information about the Paleo diet, the Keto diet, and the Whole 30. If the basic information interests you, then I would recommend doing more research on your own. The internet is full of great resources and recipe ideas for all of these diets.