Need a new, simple perspective on nutrition? Here’s some food for thought.
Strategy #1: Find your why. Maybe the short answer is that you want to lose weight. However, the true key to staying focused and motivated long-term is to find the real reasons for wanting good health and nutrition. Maybe you truly want to be healthy, and you want to build your immunity. Maybe you want more confidence or you want to set a good example for your children. Knowing your why is much more motivating than a number on the scale.
Strategy #2: Eat to feel good. What you eat plays a huge role in not only how you look, but how you feel. Listen to your body. It always tells you when a food doesn’t work for you. And again, you’ll find that eating to feel good will help keep you motivated more than eating to lose weight.
Strategy # 3: Perfect is the enemy of good. Trying to be perfect often sets us up for failure. Be “pretty good” consistently, instead of being perfect “off and on.”
Strategy #4: Eat it, enjoy it, move on. Remember you don’t have to be perfect. If you truly want the cake, eat the cake. Just make sure the last bite tastes as good as the first. If it doesn’t – stop. Either way, move on. No need to linger and beat yourself up over one choice. Your next chance to eat well comes at your very next meal.