Have you fallen off track with healthy eating?
Most busy women throw all rationality out the window over the festive season and just go with the flow.
This leaves them feeling frustrated with themselves and feeling like they “failed” yet again.
You may have eaten too much candy, cakes and cookies over the festive, break that you’d promised yourself you’d give up.
Accepting your current reality and forgiving yourself will help you summon up the courage to get going again.
So, start where you are today and turn your setback in to a comeback.
Here are 5 simple ways to get back on track so you can feel calm and confident again.
Acknowledge and accept your current reality and get ready to move on.
“It’s not about how far you fall, it’s how you get back up that matters”
Wallowing in self-pity and regret tends to keep you in the “victim” mentality and takes away your power!
It’s time to stop that and change things around.
- Start now and recommit to yourself.
- Remind yourself HOW far you have come
- Use your “set back” as an opportunity to learn what works and what doesn’t.
- Use the way you feel to fuel your progress and start taking specific actions to get back in control.
- Write a commitment letter to yourself:
Remind yourself WHY you are doing this
Here are some examples of reasons why:
- You may want to lose weight
- You may want to have more energy
- You may want to feel slim and sexy
- Or you may want to be more productive
2. Plan Ahead
Is the plan you currently follow leaving you exhausted and requires ill power and discipline?
If it is, simplify it and make it achievable.
The key to your success is creating a plan that is easy to follow, and one that brings you joy, while it addresses your hidden hungers.
- Planning ahead allows you to be deliberate with your food choices.
- Your plan should have the right goals, incentives and make you feel motivated.
Plan your meals
- Create a shopping list
- Decide what you will be eating on a daily basis, including snacks
- Decide on food prep days
3. Focus on healthy eating
Use food to fuel your body and not as comfort.
- What you eat daily has an influence on your wellbeing.
To improve your daily energy and wellbeing reduce consumption of the following:
- Processed foods
- High glycemic foods
- Avoid trans-fats
The key to habit success is starting with small goals and actions.
It takes time to build a habit, so be patient with yourself.
Create systems that allow you to be more consistent with whatever behaviour you’re trying to implement.
- Do less but do it consistently.
- Create one habit/behaviour at a time and be consistent with it. It will become second nature after a while.
- Set a goal for practicing that particular behaviour.
- You can use a calendar to track your behaviour over 1 month
- Reward yourself for being consistent.
Consistency is the key to your long-term success!
5. Celebrate Small Wins
Celebrate your success and achievements on a regular basis, maybe even daily!
- By focusing on what you have accomplished, no matter how small the win, will help you create a positive mindset and lead to self-belief.
When you notice and celebrate your successes you will develop an “I Can Do This” mindset and start to see yourself as someone who is successful rather than someone who’s trying to become successful.
So, go on and celebrate today!
One key to achieving goals is creating habits and routines that make success inevitable.
If you are taking the right steps, the results will follow.
Pick the things you enjoy and you are more likely to be consistent with these with.
Now over to you…
How can you start 2020 being consistent with your eating?
I find that most women lack the support, planning, and accountability they need to move forward after falling off the wagon.
They are generally accountable only to themselves, and that often isn’t enough. With such isolation and anatomy, it’s easy for motivation, diligence, and follow through to slip.
Building accountability helps to ensure that you will remain on track and achieve your goals.
Are you feeling stuck and needing support to help you get back on track?
If you would like help with accountability & support, so you can start off 2020 feeling stronger and be in control of your eating, than contact me for a chat a 15-minute discussion.
It’s free. And it might change your life.
Emotional Eating Coach
BSc (Biomed), Cert IV (PT), Health and Wellness Coach (L3)
I coach women who want to put down their fork and pick up their life. If you want to end your struggles with excess weight, stress and self-belief, using your strengths and capabilities, book a free 15-minute mini-coaching session with me and I’ll show you how to transform your life.