Enjoy your Foods
If you force yourself to eat things you hate, but you know are good, you won’t get anywhere you want to be. Either you’ll give up and go back to bad foods that you love or you’ll be eating good foods that you hate and remain unhappy and unsatisfied. Instead, try different kinds of foods until you find things that are both healthy and delectable. Hate broccoli? Try cauliflower or spinach, or maybe just try preparing it differently. Maybe you hate it raw but you’ll like it steamed or in a stir fry.
Make Small Changes
It can be extraordinarily easy to make healthier changes in your diet. Instead of eating white bread, try whole wheat (again, check for added sugars before making your purchase). Don’t like whole wheat? You have a plethora of other options - try out sour dough, rye or twelve-grain. All give you more nutrients then white bread does. Also, try avoiding things like dairy products from animals with added hormones. Products from grass-fed cows are optimal, as are products without Genetically Modified Organisms (certified organic products never contain GMO’s).
A healthy diet is made by your ability to maintain it. It’s all about approachability. When you take it on in small, easy steps like these, keeping a healthy diet and lifestyle becomes easier, especially when under the emotional strain from a breakup or divorce.
Monique is a writer and recent college graduate transitioning to the working world. She currently resides in New York.