The scales are going up, your clothes feel tight, you are feeling sluggish and just don’t know how to get back on track with your healthy eating?
Good Habits tips to get you back on track………….
Don’t Be Hard on Yourself
We’re really fast at acknowledging our shortcomings, but much less at acknowledging our successes. It’s very easy to beat yourself up when you fall off the wagon and never take time to celebrate all the successes you’ve had so far.
So don’t be hard on yourself and just look at what you’ve accomplished, no matter how small it may look! Compared to where a lot of people are at right now, you’ve already come a long way.
Commitment is very important. It just means that you’re willing to do whatever it takes to get to where you want to go. Remember to enlist support, studies prove its much easier to lose weigh within a group than on your own.
Give Yourself a Goal
In addition to writing your list of benefits, give yourself one to three short-term goals that you believe you can accomplish within the next 6 to 12 months.
Maybe it is to lose a certain amount of weight. Maybe it is to lower your body fat level down to a certain percentage. Or maybe it is to succeed doing so many push-ups in a row.
Set a few realistic goals that are also a little challenging, and keep your mind focused on them.
Resolve to keep track of eating and physical activity for the whole week (on the weekend too) Only when you are aware of what you honestly eat can you make changes. This will ensure also that you are eating all the food groups and the correct portion sizes.
Change One Thing
Don’t measure success by stepping on the scale and expecting a 3 pound weight loss. When you change your behavior it can be overwhelming to change everything all at one time. It can take 6 to 12 weeks to implementing and mastering one healthy habit in your life. Remember, each new week presents a fresh start at striving for healthy weight loss.
Set yourself up for success
Get organized, plan your meals in advance, make sure you have all the healthy foods you need stocked up at home. Take a healthy packed lunch to work, try to prepare meals ahead of time and think about how you can fit in healthy eating around your busy life and social occasions.
Have you planned for exercise?
An effective weight loss programme incorporates both healthy diet and exercise. In fact, in studies of the most successful dieters the one thing all of them have in common is consistent aerobic exercise. Have you thought about what type of exercise you might enjoy doing? Do you know where it will take place? Or when?