Easy ways to eat bet­ter

Willpower alone can’t get it done. Change your en­vi­ron­ment and your mind­set, and you’ll eat bet­ter with­out the strug­gle. Here’s your check­list

Men's Fitness - - Contents -

Make your main meals health­ier as well as de­li­cious with a min­i­mum of time, fuss and ef­fort

Willpower is over­rated. Ac­cord­ing to three decades’ worth of re­search, by re­ly­ing on grit and de­ter­mi­na­tion to eat a health­ier diet, you’re set­ting your­self up for a fall – not just plough­ing through fi­nite re­sources that you could use bet­ter on some­thing else, but doom­ing your­self to an even­tual crash that ends with you sit­ting amid piles of Fon­dant Fancy wrap­pers, blood sugar lev­els through the ceil­ing.

Mer­ci­fully, though, there’s a bet­ter way. By putting sys­tems in place to check your hunger be­fore it starts, you’ll eat bet­ter ef­fort­lessly, leav­ing your willpower in­tact for your work­out. Here’s how it’s done.

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