10 Tips for Healthy Eating Motivation When You Can’t Have Certain Foods

Healthy Eating Motivation

Do you struggle with healthy eating motivation? Do you find it hard to eat healthy while still avoiding foods that you can’t eat? Or maybe you struggle with feeling deprived because of the foods you can’t have? While these feelings are normal, it doesn’t mean that you can’t stick with healthy eating. Here are some tips to help with healthy eating motivation:

  1. Have long term goals for your health. Why are you changing your diet? What do you hope to accomplish with your health by giving up gluten, dairy or anything else that you are giving up? Keep your health goals at the front and center of your life by writing them down, carrying them with you on an index card, or on your phone.  Find ways to remind yourself of your why for healthy eating. 
  2. Find an accountability partner to help you. If possible you want to find someone who is following the same eating plan as you. For example, someone who is also gluten free or who has the same diet limitation as you. 
  3. Hire a health coach. Helping you with healthy eating motivation is one reason to hire a health coach. 
  4. When tempted to blow it, remember how you feel when you cheat and eat something you know you shouldn’t. If your symptoms are severe enough, then you won’t even be tempted. This is what finally motivated me to give up gluten in 2013.  See my story at How I Finally Gave Up Gluten and You Can Too.
  5. Get help from friends and family. This can be difficult especially when you are new to healthy eating and to eliminating one or more foods from your diet. However, if you do it right and ask for their support you can get them to help you, while it might take awhile eventually most people will help you rather than hinder you. 

What else have you done to get healthy eating motivation? Share your ideas in the comments below. 

10 of My Favorite Herbal Remedies Ebooks

Do you want to use more herbal remedies for health and wellness but you don’t know where to start? If so, you are in luck, because there are lots of herbal remedies ebooks that you can get for free or less than $5 on Amazon. Here are 10 of my favorite herbal remedies ebooks.

1. Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use This one makes my list because it is for complete beginners and offers you an introductory look at herbal remedies.

2. Herbal Remedies: The Ultimate Guide To Herbal Remedies For Pain Relief, Stress Relief, Weight Loss, And Skin Conditions
This is a must have on my list of herbal remedies ebooks because it talks about the main health challenges that most people have and how herbs can help.

3. The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them
Want to learn more about medicinal herbs and more specifically about a variety of them and not just the everyday ones that everyone has at least heard of? Then this ebook is for you.

4. Herbal Remedies: The Ultimate Guide to Herbal Healing, Magic, Medicine, Antivirals, And Antibiotics
This herbal remedy ebook is great because it talks about how to in a practical sense use herbs no matter that your current health state is.

5. Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal
If I had to choose one herbal remedy ebook from this list, this one would be it. It’s the newest of the books in terms of it’s published date and focuses on how to cook and make natural healing foods with herbs.

6. Herbal Remedies (Visual Reference Guides)
Herbal Remedies (Visual Reference Guides)
Want to be able to find herbs in the wild and be able to identify them? Then you need this visual herbs ebook to help you.

7. Natural Remedies, Medicine and Cures: Herbs, self-healing and how to treat and cure all common ailments and major diseases
Again another great book on how to make natural remedies and medicines with herbs.

8. Herbal Antivirals: 15 Outstanding Natural Remedies for Treating Drug-Resistant Viral Infections
One of the biggest problems with antibiotics is that they are becoming more and more drug resistant. Learn how herbs can help solve this problem with this ebook.

9. Herbal Tea: Herbal Teas That Will Make You Healthier
Herbal teas are without a doubt the most common form of herbs that most people are familiar with. Learn all about how herbal teas can make your healthier with this great herbal remedies ebook.

10. Herbal Remedies: Herbal Remedies That Heal, Protect and Provide Instant Relief from Everyday Common Ailments
Last but not least, discover how herbal remedies can assist in providing you with instant relief from common aches and pains.

Have you read any of these herbal remedy ebooks? Which one is your favorite?

10 of My Favorite Blog Posts on Healthy Eating on a Budget

healthy eating on a budget

Are you trying to make healthy eating on a budget work for you? If so, you have probably realized that it is easier said than done. In order to help you, here are 10 of my favorite blog posts on healthy eating on a budget.

How to Follow the Autism and ADHD Diet on a Budget This is one of my posts and focuses on how to eat healthy on a budget while helping your child follow the principles of the Autism and ADHD diet as found in the book by the same name.

How to Find Gluten Free Discounts Unless you are brand new to eating gluten free, you’ve probably already discovered that eating gluten free can get expensive fast if you aren’t careful. This is one of my posts designed to help you find discounts on gluten free food.

How to Make Kid Pleasing Gluten Free and Dairy Free Meals Without Breaking the Bank This is another one of my posts, that shares ways to make gluten free and dairy free meals that your child will actually eat and that won’t break the bank. Learn how to make healthy eating on a budget while gluten free and dairy free work for you and your kids.

How to Buy Gluten Free Food Without Going Broke This is another one of my posts similar to the other one, about how to make gluten free eating affordable.

Top 20 Recipes for healthy eating on a budget This post that I found on Pinterest, shares 20 great recipes for healthy eating on a budget.

How to Eat When You are Totally Broke This post from Cosmopolitan has some great advice on how to eat healthy when you are broke.

Save money on grocery shopping This post shares how to save money on grocery shopping.

Eat Gluten Free Without Going Broke Another one of my posts with even more information on how to eat gluten free without going broke.

Practical Ways to Save Money at Whole Foods Want to shop at whole foods without spending your entire budget? Discover how with these tips on healthy eating on a budget while shopping at Whole Foods.

Healthiest Foods for a Tight Budget Learn how to eat healthy on a budget with this post on the healthiest foods for a tight budget.

Which post is your favorite? Share below in the comments.