Health & Wellness

Reverse Psychology: From Yuck to Yum

For a lot of people, ‘good nutrition’ = bland food and miniscule bites. In their minds, good nutrition is taste bud torture. But they may not be aware of how much influence the mind has over their turned up noses to good nutrition. Using a little bit of reverse psychology will go a long way if you have or someone you know has a hard time embracing better eating.

One way to turn negative thoughts about good nutrition around is to focus on what eating better will offer you. The benefits. The more you graciously accept that nutritious eating will help you now and in the future, the more interested you’ll be in healthy eating. Here is a list of ways that good nutrition helps you:

  • Keeps colds and flu at bay.
  • Slows down unnecessary weight gain.
  • Helps with digestion.
  • Gives you more energy.
  • Makes working out easier.
  • Helps prevent future health problems.
  • Inspires you to become more creative in the kitchen with your cooking.

And here are some easy tips for you to try for better eating:

  • Never skip breakfast. A healthy breakfast, e.g., whole grain cereal or a whole grain bagel, will help your metabolic rate stay high throughout the day.
  • Prep healthy plates ahead of time to keep bad eating habits at bay.
  • Read labels. Avoid high calorie foods.
  • Switch out whole milk for low fat or skim milk.
  • Drink, at least, 64 ounces of water every day.

Bake, broil, or grill instead of frying.