The Rule: Keep Your Focus
While building a sturdy foundation for good nutrition requires a bit of effort, attention and awareness, it’s important not to overdo it. Don’t punish yourself that you unknowingly ate a dish that had processed foods, trans fats, etc., or that you weren’t able to “control” your cravings. Instead, recalibrate your approach and remember the steps you need to take to set yourself up for success and that trying to lose weight involves understanding the science behind it.
Feeling restricted, or worried that you’ll starve and have nothing to eat, is counterproductive to reaching your health goal. Nutrition should evoke positive and affirming feelings. Remember to focus on the quality rather than quantity of the calories you consume.