18. Keeping “Bad Foods” in Your Pantry
You may stock up on your favorite treats and say that you’ll only eat them sparingly, but food cravings are real. Stock your fridge and pantry with healthy options. When you get a craving that won’t pass, you’ll have to put in the effort to order in or leave the house to get it. If you have to keep cookies or chips in your kitchen, then try portioning them out into little bags so you won’t have the whole container to eat from. Better yet, make them yourself to avoid all the junk in the processed stuff.
19. Not Allowing Treats
Realize that there is a difference between not allowing bad foods into your house and never indulging at all. Completely restricting yourself is much more likely to result in binge eating and depression. Practice moderation: allowing yourself a small treat every day or a larger one every so often is proven to result in more weight loss and healthy body composition (16).