UPDATE: Giveaway closed
Hey Friends! How’s it goin?
So remember when I said I’ll be having two giveaways in honour of my blogiversary? Well day two is here! And if you missed day one, click through to check out all the awesome ‘New Year, New You’ goodies I’m giving away with the ladies of The Blogging Elite.
Anyway, back to giveaway numero dos. This one is courtesy the amazing Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential. If you Google Lauryn’s name or her blog you’ll find that she’s a number one resource for healthy living advice for girls everywhere. In fact, when I started on this whole healthy living/blogging thing, TSCONF was one of the first blogs I checked out. So when I got the chance to review her book, The Skinny Confidential: A Babe’s Sexy, Sassy Fitness and Lifestyle Guide AND giveaway a free copy to one of y’all, of course I took it.
Lauryn’s book is choked full of advice to make healthy living feasible no matter your situation and she’s got lots of recipes, workouts and even hair and makeup tips in there too. But the section of the book I’m gonna share with you today is all about healthy eating and how to make it stick.
5 Tips to Make Healthy Eating a Lifestyle Change (not a fad)
1. Fake it till you make it
This one can really apply to everything in your life, but it definitely works for healthy heating. It’s all about your mindset. If you think that you’re gonna fail at eating healthy then you’re gonna fail. It’s as simple as that. So if you want to make this healthy eating thing a lifestyle change, then believe you can do it.
2. Don’t ignore your cravings
We all get cravings. I’m always craving cookies. Does that mean I eat cookies everyday? No. But when my cookie craving gets to be too much, I give into it. They may not be strictly healthy but I don’t totally ban cookies from my diet. Why? Because then it’ll truly be the only thing I want to eat. Any foods you restrict completely – unless for legit health reasons – have a way of taking over your brain. So, instead of restricting something and then binging on them in the dead of the night when we can’t take it anymore, how about we practice a little moderation. Everything in moderation is the key to eating healthy.
3. Know your facts
Yes, eating healthy foods are great but even too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Portions are funny in that they can sneak up on you if you aren’t careful. If you’re eating a snack be sure to read the nutritional label so you know exactly what a portion is and don’t overdo it. The same goes for foods that you make at home. Check out the portion control chart below for some portion size tips.
4. Use portion controlled dishes
I thought this was a genius tip that I definitely need to look into a little more. Lauryn uses portion controlled dishes to help her eat the right quantities of different foods. If you’ve ever thought of weighing or measuring food but you’re just too lazy to do it (or wash the extra dishes) this one is for you. Skip the middle man and get perfectly portioned bowls. Easy peasy.
5. Eat food you enjoy
This one didn’t come from Lauryn’s book but I figured I’d share it while I had ya here. In my opinion, it’s a lot easier to stick to healthy eating when you enjoy the foods that you eat. If you hate salads or don’t like green smoothies then you don’t have to eat them. You can only suffer through meals that you hate for so long before you get fed up, so set yourself up for success by eating healthy foods that actually taste good to you.
The Giveaway (closed)
Enter to win a signed copy of The Skinny Confidential Book. The giveaway is limited to the US and Canada only and ends on 1/29 at 10am EST.
What about you?
Have you read Lauryn’s book before? Which section was your favourite? What’s your number one health tip?
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