What is your immediate approach when you’re going from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle? Workout programs and diets right? Now, we want you to imagine yourself doing it. Is it fun? Is it exciting? do you look forward to it? There is a very high chance that you don’t and that is why you’ve been holding off on your healthy lifestyle for so long.
You’re reading this because you’re looking for a better way and we want to congratulate you for not giving up on yourself. Many people were in your position and have achieved what you want you want to achieve. So I highly encourage you to read this all the way through to the end so you can gain the right perspective to make your the journey fun and exciting. If you don’t read it all the way through, you maybe missing out on the one thing or the one message that you need to turn your life around.
Before you read this please keep an open mind. You can only absorb information with an empty cup and not with a filled one. Accept the information with open arms and then judge for yourself once you are finished. So here we go, your thoughts dictate your actions your actions become your habits and your habits create your life. This statement is so strong. Think about it, what kind of habits do you have that created your life? The reason why people are healthy or unhealthy is because of their habits. Do you sleep early or late? Do you drink lots of water or not enough water? Do you eat whole food or order take-out all the time? The reason why diets work short term is because of the healthy habits it forces you to adapt but the reason why it fails long term is because it is unsustainable. There is too much to handle in a short period of time. We want to offer you a different perspective so you can adapt these healthy habits and keep them long term. Here are the 3 approaches you can take for long-term nutrition.
1. Change your environment so it supports your goal This is important. Why do you think people that join the army come out fit and lean. It is because of their environment and the people around them. Environment is both place and people. What and who you surround yourself with will highly dictate your life. Start with your home. You want to get rid of foods that doesn’t serve you with reaching your health goals. Make it easy for yourself to eat whole foods and hard for yourself to eat processed foods. Replace your unhealthy foods with healthier alternatives in the household. Trust us, you wouldn’t want to go out of your way to go to the grocery store just for a bag of chips.
2. Nutritional Schedule/Routine
Create a routine. Our body loves routine because routine is a habit. Habits require less thinking power and this way you don’t have to decide on things too often. The act of making decisions is what is actually draining your energy and not necessarily the act. Know when you’re going to eat each day and stick to it. The last thing you need is to waste time deciding when you should eat day in and day out.
3. Be prepared
Like anything in life we have to prepare. We prepare for work and other areas of our life so why not prepare our food? Yes, we are talking about meal preparation. This can be done in may ways and you do not have to cook every thing at once. Heck! You don’t even have to cook and of them. What I mean by this is that you can buy things like bread, ham and veggies to make yourself a sandwich. You can cook in larger batches so you have leftovers for the next day. You sit down for a few minutes and decide what you will be eating for the week.
Being prepared can be done in different ways and you just have to keep an open mind to try different ways and see which works. Always have an open mind. It is the small changes that create the giant change. Health and wellness is more that just workout programs and diets. It is a lifestyle which means long term. It doesn’t have to be perfect but you want to make sure you are progressing and moving forward. Bite size changes will help you do that.