Want a happy and productive life? Eat healthy, exercise seven times a week, wake up before the sun rises, do morning yoga, practice mindfulness and it’s all on top of the at times stressful jobs that we have. Does this make you cringe? Like no duh, this is the most obvious one can be in 2019. If only it was that easy!
The truth is, it is overwhelming. We obviously want to be the better selves, we try to change our eating habits but end up being hungry and stressed. Why does everyone say that a healthy diet will instantly change your life for the better, when it really doesn’t? All you get is headaches, mood swings and tiredness.
The Jar Healthy Vending wants to reassure each and everyone, that all of the above is completely normal. When processed foods are cut out completely, the body is experiencing the withdrawal symptoms before the positive effects come in place.
Which is why, we suggest taking all the healthy fuzz with a pinch of salt, or rather with a pinch of a healthy superfood (joke) and be easy on yourself, practise some self-love. It has to be fun, after all.
But less talking, here are our advices on how to cope with going cold turkey at the sight of a salad, accompanied by a compilation of healthy memes, which are painfully relatable.
1. Take it slow
Focus on one or two small changes at a time. It's better to take quality baby steps rather than rush into extremes. You had a salad on the side today instead of fries? Chose crisps with reduced fat? Way to go, that's the attitude we are looking for!
And not to brag or anything, all our snacks and meals at The Jar are healthier than the most conventional supermarket foods. Who are we kidding, with us you will definitely feel like a winner. Not convinced? Check our menu here.
2. Do not force yourself
You should know not only your health goals but your body too. You are in charge to choose the right pace and snack. In other words, do not let the trends affect your mental state.
3. Be positive
With the number of self-development books on the shelves today you should've heard by now that positive thinking is our everything. They say, if you can't run towards your goal, walk to it. If you can't walk to eat, crawl. If you can't do that either, just lay down in the direction of your goal. Basically, you being concerned about your health is already a big step forward!
But obviously, this counts only if you are actually doing something for a change. We don't want to be in denial of unhealthy eating habits, don't we?
4. Do not chase the healthy buzz
Healthy is the latest trend, that's a win. But the problem is, the market is now full of fake news. Influencers are giving unqualified advices, supermarkets are full of pretentiously healthy products. So just a reminder, clean eating should not be overwhelming, do not chase after trendy hashtags. Sometimes these new diets and superfoods we see on social media are nothing but a marketing buzz.
5. Do not freak out
It's such an outdated belief to think that a thorough change is a one-day matter. Give yourself some time, but also try to not always give in to the temptation.
6. Get in it together
How about a healthy challenge with a friend? Our team practised it before and it was quite a success (in case no one cheated, obviously).
7. Give it time
You'll see, after a while, you may actually start to voluntarily choose kale over fries. Be persistent till you see the results. We promise, after a while you won't even think about junk food. Just how long is that a while? *laughs nervously*
8. Be reasonable
Never, you hear us, never starve. If you are feeling like your stomach is crying for help, that's a sign that your body needs nutrients. Have as many snacks or meals a day as your body needs, as long as they comply with your new diet code. Or just have The Jar nearby and we will take care of the rest.
P.s. Starving is different from intermittent fasting, which might be actually good for you when done right. But we will come back to it later.
So yeah, just keep it simple with a sense of humour. And come to the greener side already, we have superfoods...
...which may make you a superhuman! Read more about this in our last week's article >>>