This time of year can bring out the best and worst in us when it comes to our health! If you are anything like I used to be then you are already starting to plan for how ‘good’ you are going to be come January and how amazing the results are going to be. You are so motivated to ‘start over’ in January and ‘next year is going to be different’. Perhaps you are excited about starting a particular new diet or fitness regime, maybe your current diet is working well, if you could just white knuckle it though Christmas! Does any of this sound like you?
So many people who come to me have been in this cycle for so long that in the beginning it is hard to get out of the diet mindset. And that’s OK! After-all, it is all around us in the media ALL the time! If this is you and you want to try something different this year then a good place to start is to raise your awareness of what this new diet will actually entail. This way you can decide whether or not it really is the smoking gun you are hoping for. If not, then don’t be disappointed! You have learned something that WON’T work for you and your lifestyle and you will more easily find something that WILL!
Here are some questions to help you to decide whether this new diet really will make a new you:
If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of the above then the new diet you are thinking of starting probably isn’t for YOU! Why? Because the food can be different, the approach can be different and the results can be different for a time, but ultimately the same problems that slipped you up on every other diet are still going to make you struggle in the end! This has nothing to do with YOUR motivation and ability. Diets set us up to fail. They are a band aid solution to a problem and don’t address the cause!
The good news is it is absolutely possible to achieve your health goals next year without dieting! You don’t have to overhaul your whole life in order to have total transformation! What if, instead of a diet you tried something different? What if you dedicated your energy to discovering what really works for you? What if you could create a complete lifestyle that fitted in with your own life, goals, beliefs, values and family time?
Well you absolutely CAN do this and it doesn’t have to be a difficult and guilt-ridden journey either. Phew!
Here are some of the stages I work through with my clients in order to create their healthy blueprint:
At the end of the day it is completely possible to create a healthy lifestyle that works for you and that you LOVE. One that you can succeed at consistently rather than one that fails you consistently. Take the information you KNOW about yourself and use it to your advantage. If diets have not worked for you in the past then try a new way. Instead of using all your mental and emotional energy on something that won’t work for you, use it to empower you and make you feel amazing! Why not invest your time and energy into something that WILL work for you?
Get that pen and paper and start to create your own healthy blueprint!
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