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Eating Habits

Eating Habits

Ever heard people say something along the lines of, “you lose weight in the kitchen and not in the gym”? This is true and we all know it’s true. The source of our weight gain stems from what we consume. You may overindulge in snacks, sweets, alcohol, or just food in general. It’s up to you to determine what your weakness is and how to overcome it.

I never was a big snacker or a heavy drinker and being that I’m not big on sugar, sweets were an every so often thing for me. My weakness was fried foods and being from South Carolina, almost everything we eat is fried. I loved fried fish, fried chicken (my fave), fried oysters, fried pork chops, and anything else you can fry. Prior to beginning my workout journey, I had to discipline myself to cut back on eating everything fried. I did so because I didn’t want to backtrack by showing improvements in the gym and messing it up with my diet.

I began by going a month without fried foods. Throughout the month, I would crave something fried or greasy (I know, it sounds bad and nasty) , but I stayed strong and opted for the healthier option which was baking the food. At that moment I had an epiphany, I realized baked tasted waaaaaay better than fried.

Believe it or not, still to this day, I prefer baked to fried. Every so often, I’ll have a piece of fried chicken but I don’t over do it.  I don’t care for the other fried foods I used to eat because now,  I’m more health conscious. I will admit, it is harder to eat better when you’re always on the go and when you have so much to do in a day; it’s more convenient to go to a drive through and to indulge in something fatty.  If at all possible, I’ll result to Panera Bread before any fast food options.

So let’s talk: What are some of your food weaknesses? How did you go about eating healthier?

 

14 Comments
  • Denise
    Posted at 18:24h, 13 February Reply

    Raven I can relate to what you are saying because I workout for hours in the gym daily but the scale still does not change. Although I feel toned up, I know the scale is not going to change until I adopt better eating habits. Thanks for your insight.

    • Raven | Simple Sassy Sultry
      Posted at 18:27h, 13 February Reply

      Yes Denise!!! I know it’s hard and I know life can get the best of us which will cause us to slack in our quest to eat better, but the best thing for us to do is to stay focused ahead and make it a MUST to eat better than you did the day before. Keep it up in the gym and when your eating habits change you’ll already have your perfect body 😉

  • Ileana
    Posted at 22:31h, 14 February Reply

    I totally get this! While in TN my weakness were biscuits… now, I decided to eat better… and not have bad food at home. And definitely avoid soda !
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

    • Raven | Simple Sassy Sultry
      Posted at 17:05h, 15 February Reply

      OMG biscuits! Biscuits and rolls are so delicious, but the things that are soooo good are so bad for us. I’m happy you have began eating better:)

  • Pam
    Posted at 07:12h, 15 February Reply

    i too prefer baked, slow cooked, lightly grilled than fried! I’ve been watching what I eat and I can already see results!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  • Brooke
    Posted at 07:53h, 15 February Reply

    So awesome you broke your fried food habit! I have a major sweet tooth. I was able to combat some of my cravings by finding a healthier option, like a cup of yogurt instead of cookies!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • Raven | Simple Sassy Sultry
      Posted at 17:11h, 15 February Reply

      Yesss, I’m glad you resulted to other options. Have you ever tried peanut butter + honey slightly heated and dip apples and bananas in it? Its so healthy and sweet

  • Amber Shannon
    Posted at 22:30h, 15 February Reply

    I have a major sweet tooth… otherwise, I eat pretty healthfully… :o) mmm…CUPCAKES… Mmm… Chocolate… Mmm… Sugar! Lol


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Latest Post: Larimar Ring

  • Ella Pinto
    Posted at 08:25h, 16 February Reply

    Fried food really is bad for our insides and our system. It’s never been something I completely loved, but before getting into the whole healthy scene, I did eat it once in a while. It’s safe to say that was the easiest part for me – giving it up.

    My weakness has always been sugar sugar and sugar. Especially chocolate. But when I started I promised myself I’d be allowed to eat a piece of chocolate a week, and for a year, it worked. Now that I’m in better shape and I work out everyday and I have a balanced “diet”, I eat chocolate whenever I want. The difference is that I know when to stop and I know when enough is enough. I usually eat dark chocolate after lunch!

    Safe to say that when I do go out to eat, and if I’m craving something fried, I do eat it. But that’s probably not happened since last year. Like you, I prefer baked!

    Ella x

    • Raven | Simple Sassy Sultry
      Posted at 21:04h, 16 February Reply

      Yesss Ella, you said the key phrase–you know when to stop. Most people don’t know when to stop and once we reach that point in our “diet”, we can eat what we want whenever we want.

  • taislany
    Posted at 09:45h, 16 February Reply

    Mine is chocolate.. absolutely love it!

    Have a fabulous Tuesday Doll! Kisses,

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