You get frustrated and quit!
Understand that progress isn’t usually a straight line, if you’re gauging success based on how much you weigh each morning, you’re bound to give up before you can establish healthy habits or see real change. Almost as a rule the path looks like a crazy, twisted line of progress, failures then more progress, and tons of lessons learned. A year later, many pounds lost for good. Its definetly worth the ride!
Game-plan the grocery store
Many people trying to “eat clean” get derailed by the mere sight of processed food. I do my best to help my clients learn how to navigate the grocery store to avoid temptation. The secret: Stay on the perimeter. Calorie-packed chips, cookies, pasta, sauces, and dressings are in the middle. The good stuff like vegetables, meats, eggs, and fruits are stocked on the outside, away from the aisles..
Ask for help!
Most people are so hesitant to ask, but when you do find the courage and humility to speak up, you often get better results. It can be something small, like “please stop bringing cookies into the house.”
Must Use Customized Programs!
Often people trying to get fit become discouraged because exercise and nutrition programs seem to have been written for someone else. You know why? BECAUSE THEY WERE! To really lose weight in a lasting way, your plan has to be customized to YOU.
Take the good days with the bad
Some days will be better than others, and it’s crucial not to let your inevitable disappointments spoil successes. Time after time, you learn about yourself. Keep the pace steady, choose the broccoli more times than you choose the fries. Realizing you dont have to be perfect all the time will help you drop the pounds!
Don’t let one cookie derail you
Realize you can have a clean slate everytime you mess up. Because it is about a healthy lifestyle not just a DIET!“ Its important to learn habits that change the way you view your body and the food you put in it. It’s a life plan, and it’s something you know you can manage forever.
Don’t expect unbroken enthusiasm
Be real with yourself its going to be a drag sometimes and that’s true for everyone. You need to learn that sometimes you have to drag yourelf to the gym, even if you don’t feel like going, and it will be a huge burden lifted off yourself.