18 Feb How To Create A Sustainable Lifestyle Change
Have you tried all of the diets out there and have not gotten the results you wanted? We get it. There are so many nutrition plans out there! After finally deciding to make that lifestyle change, the bigger question remains on what program is right for you AND will generate lasting results.
Finding a plan that is SMART (Specific, Achievable, Realistic and Timely) will generate the lasting results you are looking for this year. As you know by now, I am not a big fan of diets. I am however a fan of creating a sustainable lifestyle change for you!
Here is how you can create a sustainable lifestyle change this year!
- Make It Personal
We have all heard of popular diet options such as Keto, Atkins, or Paleo. But these “cookie-cutter” diets do not take into consideration the differences between each person’s individuality. Some of us work longer, eat different foods on different days and have allergies or food sensitivities that need to be taken into consideration while choosing a nutrition plan.
What we know to be true about diets is that they only work when you are on them. Once off the diet, we tend to go back to our old habits. This is why we would suggest choosing a nutrition plan with a personalized approach. Review your current eating habits, lifestyle and medical history is how you can create a nutrition routine that lasts. Having a plan that is customizable will lend to a more sustainable lifestyle change.
2. Three Month Commitment
Psychologists agree that it takes about three months to successfully change habits. About 92% of New Year Resolutions fail by February because it is easy to revert back to old habits after only a couple weeks. When choosing the perfect nutrition plan for you the objective is to transform the habits that are causing you to live an unhealthy lifestyle.
Stick to your new plan for three months to generate a sustainable lifestyle change.
3. Use Tools!
One of the tools we offer here at Eat 2 Perform is access to the Healthie App.
Healthie is a mobile food and activity diary that will help you stay motivated throughout the program. Some of the features include entering food logs by taking a picture and tracking your goals/workouts.
The Healthie app saves you time from counting calories and manually inputting all of your workouts. Simply take a picture of what you ate and log the type of workout you did on the app. One of the reasons why we love this feature is that it gives you a moment to pause, think, and even congratulate yourself about the choices and actions you are making along the way.
Furthermore, with this tool we are able to come alongside you throughout the three month program.
If you have decided that 2019 will be the year that you accomplish your goals, we would love to help you in your journey to a new you! We understand that you are FINALLY ready to do the work in making a sustainable change in your life.