Being on a restrictive diet can feel like a chore. It can feel as though all you’re ever doing it missing out on the good stuff, whilst everyone around you is eating whatever they want to eat. If you were to ever go out to eat, god forbid the menu didn’t have something that didn’t revolve around what your diet required. Whether you’re doing this for medical reasons, or whether you’re doing it because you just want to keep your body in shape, you should never feel like your diet is restricting you. Not being able to eat junk food all the time is not restricted. That’s doing your body a favor. By restricted, we mean that you’ve had to totally cut out certain types of food groups, which can in turn make it feel as though your options are numbered. Not only this, but it can feel a little boring to be eating the same types of food all of the time. So, we’re going to show you some great ways that you can spice up your meal times even on a restrictive diet, so that you stick with it for longer, and your body benefits!
The Most Important Meal Of The Day
The one meal that people really struggle with when it comes to trying to make mealtimes more exciting, is breaking. It can often feel like your only options are something based around eggs and toast, sprinkled in with the cereals you’re allowed to have. But eggs are such a versatile ingredient to play with, so the simple scrambled egg is not your only option. There are plenty of recipes online that you can follow. Speaking of recipes, and moving away from dreaded eggs where most of you might feel like you’ve exhausted your options, this paleo porridge recipe is great for starting your day. You really want to try and start your day with wholesome carbohydrates like this that are going to fill you up for longer. The time where we’re most likely to snack between breakfast and lunch because we’ve not had a full breakfast, and after dinner time, because who doesn’t want to snack in bed with a film on! So start your day with a big meal like porridge, and you should stay fuller for longer.
Getting Creative With Flavors
Flavors are great to experiment with, yet if you don’t really understand them, it can be hard to know how to garnish and flavor different dishes. But luckily for you, there are so many articles online that explain what each herb and spice goes best with, it’s then up to you to find a meal containing the ingredient, and spice things up a little. If you’re just sticking to bland meals without any really flavoring, it can be so hard to actually find food interesting!
Keeping It Balanced
Always make sure that you’re keeping your diet balanced. It’s so hard to stick to one when you’re not letting all of those juicy treats in. A good rule is to have a little snacky treat each day to keep your mind focused. It’s better than craving for days and then binging everything at once!