In this video, The Rawtarian shares her #1 tip for how to create sustainable, lasting change for your eating habits.
I’m The Rawtarian from therawtarian.com and today I wanted to talk a little bit about changing your eating habits.
As you know, from hearing my story already, I went from being a complete junk food vegetarian who was addicted to Doritos and licorice nibs to training myself and retraining my taste buds to actually love and enjoy everything healthy under the sun. So it is possible. What I wanted to talk to you about today was to talk about how to change our habits.
Now frequently when we think okay, it’s January 1st. I must start eating healthily from now on. We gravitate to thinking okay, well, I must now eat Brussels sprouts and green beans and just grin and bear it. This is not the way to create sustainable change in your health. The better way to approach it is to think I normally eat Doritos and nibs and huge bags of All Dressed chips, but there are some healthy things that I do enjoy. Example, for you might be different, but a beautiful bowl of cherries or, you know, some cherry tomatoes plucked off the vine, blueberries, watermelon, almonds, cashews. Whatever it is. There’s some few things, no matter who you are, some healthy things that would be appealing to you. Strawberries. What have you. Or, for example, raw brownies like this which I made, and you can get the recipe at therawtarian.com. But essentially, the point is there is a healthy recipe or a healthy ingredient that is going to appeal to you, no matter who you are, no matter who your husband is.
I have a lot of people emailing me telling me they have a meat & potatoes husband. Maybe he’s not going to be excited about this, but maybe he would be excited about a slice of chocolate brownie that happens to be chock-full of dates and walnuts and things that are healthy! So what you need to do is start to add more of the things that you like that are healthy as a side effect. So example, this brownie. Just eat more of what you love. I don’t know what I was trying to say there but, essentially, I see a lot of people trying to force themselves into—how do I articulate this? Forcing themselves into saying no to the junkie things, but instead don’t focus on saying no. Focus on saying yes to the delicious things. Yes to fresh greens. Get grapes. Yes to brownies. Yes to whatever it is that’s appealing to you because if you start to say yes to all the tasty things which, for example, might taste a little bit more.
Maybe you’re not used to grocery shopping for a whole bunch of fresh cherries because they’re expensive, but if you can start to say yes to the healthy things that you already like. Because we can only eat so many things in a day, by default, the side effect of that is you might end up saying no to something else because you already had dessert in something that you love like a raw brownie. So that is really all I wanted to say about that. But just remember to focus on saying yes to the things that you already love and if you keep doing that and keep exploring and keep finding new things that you love, eventually, over time, you’ll start to find that oh yes, I love cherries, brownies, blah, blah, blah, and you’ll have a lot of these yes items which will start taking up more of your daily intake of food.
So I’m The Rawtarian from therawtarian.com where I share simple, satisfying, raw food recipes, and I thank you so much for being with me here today. I hope you have a lovely day, and thank you for joining me.
This information is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. I encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with like-minded, qualified health care professional(s). I wish you success on your raw journey!