I’m going to talk about my two favorite eating rules. Eating rules can help you keep on your dietary plan. They don’t make it easier to do, but they’re fairly simple.
The first one is always sit down at a specific location to eat. It doesn’t matter if it’s a snack or a meal. Always sit down and always have it be a specific location. Eat at a specific location in your home. It gets rid of that eating on the run or eating over the kitchen sink. There are some specific decisions that have to be made. You’re physically going to get the food, sit down, and eat it in a specific location. That’s the first eating rule.
Number two is always use utensils. This requires more decisions. Even if it is finger food (which typically isn’t what I call eating clean), you still have to use utensils. If it’s an Oreo or chips, you have to sit down at a certain place, and you have to use utensils. If you can do this, they’re very simple rules. Simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy. If you can do this, you’ll find it easier to stick to your dietary plan. Multiple decisions have to be made in order to get there. So when you are potentially “straying”, you’ve got multiple decisions points that you can actually change your mind.
Number one, sit in a specific location.
Number two, always use utensils.