I Will What I Want.
Ever wonder why you eat healthy for a couple days or weeks and then fall off? You know you should be eating healthy, but you still go to town on the cookies or binge on fast food. You can’t force your way into changing behavior and falsely engineer motivation. Willpower isn’t an endless resource-it runs out.
Stop beating yourself up about it. It’s exhausting, isn’t it?! Negative self-talk only perpetuates the cycle of shame and guilt. And, it’s not your fault. We are overloaded with so many fad diets and information on the Internet and social media, it’s confusing. So much of the diet information is focused mainly on weight loss and quick fixes rather than our health and feeling good (isn’t that what we’re going for?). More importantly, we’re going about it the wrong way. Leading with behavior first will not work.
I’ve flipped the process on “dieting” and am trying out a different approach that is sustainable for the long run. I would love to share it with you and get your input. If you would like to continue the conversation, connect with me here. No gimmicks- just real talk. What are your biggest challenges to adopting a healthy lifestyle? Comment here.