Do you keep falling off the bandwagon?
Do you go from being really good to really bad?
Are you either strictly eating or are you junk food overloading?
Do you mess up so figure you may as well go all in?
If you answered yes to any of those, it is a tiring and unhealthy place to be. Eating is something we are born to do naturally without learning to survive. Yet we have turned it into an industry. This industry is killing us.
SWAP INTENSITY FOR CONSISTENCY
This is the key point here. Something done regularly even if it isn’t perfect gets you ahead.
It is far better to do one gym session a week than to do 1 every day but only make it two months before you stop going.
It is far better to eat well most the day except the chocolate bar at night post-dinner than do eat strict healthy for one month straight but follow it with a week-long binge.
Something is good enough. If you can only walk 2 lots of 15-minute sessions a day, do that!
Give up the shoulds and food rules. There is a point to eating a healthy dinner even if you ate maccas for lunch.
AIM FOR HEALTHY NOT PERFECTION
Healthy is knowing if you do have some cake that you’re body internally knows what to do with the extra calories. Healthy is trusting your body to know what foods it needs for nourishment.
Healthy is going to pilates because you like the feeling it gives you. Healthy is knowing that once a week is enough if that’s all you want to do.
Quit trying to look like someone you’re not. Eating to control your weight ends up making things worse. Eat for health. You can’t eat to look like Cindy Crawford. You can eat all the calcium-rich foods you like your legs aren’t going to grow longer! Accept the shape you are and work with it. Be the best you, you’re not competing with anyone.
THE LITTLE THINGS TO ADD UP
If you stop having sugar with your coffee this time next year that will have made a big difference to your health. And it wasn’t something that was hard. A slight tweak here or there is what you need. Swap your mocha to a flat white. Swap your Sunday afternoon wine catch up with friends with a game of tennis instead. Walk to the corner shop each day instead of driving. Yes in one day you’re not going to see a result, but how about in a year? How about in 5 years?
LIVE A LIFESTYLE YOU CAN MAINTAIN
You can do the keto diet for a month just to lose weight. There are lots of diets you can do. But can you sustain it? There are circumstances where it can be suitable to diet, but for most of us, there isn’t a need. Eating well isn’t about discipline. It’s what you should naturally want to do without too much effort. If it is an effort and you’re going back and forth, if you can’t say no to the dessert, then you need to address this. Free your mind so you can live life fully.
TRY A DIFFERENT APPROACH
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