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Ditch the Diet
The word diet is one of those words I simply don't engage with.
I've never been on a diet and I feel like it holds false pretense.
There's no doubt that the majority of people out there want to look and feel good.
When you feel good about yourself, you come prepared to handle the curve balls life throws at you.
But what does it mean to feel good about yourself?
The reality is that not everyone wants to "be skinny." Diets simply don't last because they often start with excitement, are met with unprepared and unmanaged expectations. Many people face road blocks and don't know how to overcome them and then they think they've failed their diet so they give up.
For me, I encourage my clients to be lifestyle focused.
Because lifestyle focus means consistent small steps over a period of time which will create long term sustainable results. You don't need to give up everything over night. You don't need to only eat one certain type of thing. You don't need to feel overwhelmed,
What I'm not saying is that you should continue to eat fast food and drink pop 5x a week. But I am saying that making transitions is the way to go.
Substituting and swapping so you're not feeling deprived.
Small steps, consciousness and awareness about what you are putting in your body.
Understanding how food impacts your mood and vitality,
This means - yes I still have a chocolate chip cookie with my black coffee from Tim Hortons. It's my treat and my life is not restricted.
But I promise you you'll rarely to almost never find a box of cookies or bag of chips laying around at home.
It's not only about the way you eat and what you eat, but its also about the way you view your body.
Currently, wherever you are at in your life, your reality is governed by subconscious beliefs you've bought into throughout your own journey.
Some common beliefs are
"I am big boned."
"Its so hard for me to loose weight."
"Everytime I loose weight I gain it back."
"Its just my body type. "
"Exercising is so hard. "
"Eating healthy is boring."
Wow I could go on and on. And you know what I feel as I'm writing all those?! OMG excuse-itis.
We make up SO many excuses for ourselves to justify our subconscious thinking that is not serving us at all.
Friends, the first step into changing your nutritional lifestyle is to start reprogramming the way you think about yourself.
Your reality becomes what you believe.
Here are some affirmations to reprogram your beliefs.
"I love nourishing my body with great food."
"I feel amazing when I work out."
"My body truly heals itself. "
"My body knows how to feel good."
"I can do this, I'm the luckiest person I know. "
"When I decide I want something, It naturally comes into my life. "
Now doesn't that feel better even as you're reading it?
We have to understand that with time and access to knowledge, our holistic journey will blossom and bring forth many resources to help sustain a healthy lifestyle.
So forget about the next diet and start educating yourself on what you are putting into your body.
I'll leave you with this below. Start today and live your best life!
5 things to stay away from
1) Dairy (start with Milk)
2) Refined Sugar
3) Pop / Energy Drinks
4) Processed Foods
5) Deep fried Foods
5 things to introduce in your life
1) Nut or Grain Milk
2) High Fiber Foods (I just put flax seed in everything)
3) Lots of Water
4) Green Tea with Ginger
5) More Plant Based Protein