One Change at a Time

One Change at a Time

 Many people start a diet with great motivation, anticipating the good results to come for their hard work and sacrifice. But all too often, within just a few weeks, they feel they cannot live up to the point- counting, carb-depriving, and caloric restrictions the diet requires. Then they fail! In reality, I don’t think people fail at all. I think diets fail people. It’s far better to create small shifts in your lifestyle than to completely overhaul your entire diet all at once. Think about one bad eating habit you can give up today. Work on making that change for one week. Once it sticks, try another small change. Continue making small shifts until you have adapted a whole new, heathy lifestyle. This will ease you into it, so you don’t feel deprived and defeated. You will also love the results you get from each shift that it will keep you motivated to continue pressing forward. Slow and steady can set the pace for the lasting results you are after and the body and health you will love!

Here are a few examples of small changes you can make:
(Master them one by one before moving on, so you don’t overwhelm yourself.)

  1. Eat one leafy green salad per day.

  2. Drink enough water to hydrate your body. General recommendations are to drink half your body weight in water. Make adjustments depending on climate and physical activity level.

  3. Drink one fruit-filled, plant-based smoothie each day. Try doing this for breakfast or lunch, whichever fits your schedule better.

  4. Go for a brisk walk outdoors for at least 30 minutes most days of the week.

  5. Go to bed early enough to ensure you get 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

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