How to Boost Your Willpower for Eating Healthier ...


Willpower is a tricky thing.

There are times when itโ€™s super easy to forgo the sweet or fatty treat and stick to a healthier choice.

Then there are other times, like when your boss yells at you or your kids are whiny, that your willpower goes out the window and next thing you know, youโ€™ve eaten an entire pan of brownies or a whole bag of Doritos.

Falling off track wonโ€™t kill you, but itโ€™s important to get right back on.

Then, use these tips next time you feel your willpower slipping and you wonโ€™t have to deal with the guilt later.

1. Give Yourself a Break Now and then

Give Yourself a Break Now and then

Willpower is like muscle power.

You donโ€™t want it on all the time or you wonโ€™t have time to get stronger or recover.

All the experts say that you have to take a break and let your willpower go now and then.

Knowing that you have this chance makes it infinitely easier to stick with things the rest of the time.

Choose a time when youโ€™ll let your willpower go, such as Sunday brunch, then make sure you engage it the rest of the week.

Youโ€™d be surprised at what this little vacay can do for you.

2. Imagine Something Tense when You Feel Things Slipping

Imagine Something Tense when You Feel Things Slipping

This might not sound like it would work, but studies have shown that slightly tensing can help you hold on to your willpower.


Because getting into a daydream about something you love, such as laying by the pool or reading your favorite magazine with wine, gets you all relaxed, lowering your inhibitions and therefore your willpower.

Imagine yourself waiting to have the food that is unhealthy and you could find that you are able to skip it or eat just a tiny bit to satisfy a craving.

Distract Yourself with Something else
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