In order to really change your life, you have to set priorities…and you have to be accountable for your actions. It’s important to be realistic about your goals, and to be brutally honest with yourself.
That means NO EXCUSES!
When you say “I don’t have time,” you simply aren’t making time. If it’s important to you, you will find the time. If not, you’ll find an excuse.
If you’ve been down the road of yo-yo diets and failed exercise and nutrition resolutions, listen up. For changes to last, you have be committed – to yourself. Part of the reason that “diets” don’t work – they are not maintainable for the long term. You need to make changes to your lifestyle that support the “new” you.
Weight loss is not the only reason to exercise and clean up your diet. Think about the health implications as well. How about lowering your risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes for motivation?
To start, most people really need to overhaul their relationship to food. Food should nourish you – not just fill you up. Pay attention to what motivates you toward a particular food choice – convenience, taste, boredom? Start choosing food based on how nutritious it is instead.
When you choose food based on it’s nutrient density, you will never have to count another calorie! What a concept, huh?
Eating a well balanced, plant-based diet is one of the most powerful things you can do for your personal health. The foundation of this eating pattern is built from whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans/legumes, nuts/seeds, as well as herbs and spices.
It does not take a lot of time to prepare healthy meals for yourself and your family. With a little bit of planning, you’ll be amazed at how quickly and easily you can have dinner on the table.
As far as daily exercise? If you made time to sit and read this blog, then you can make time to exercise. Try setting aside 30 minutes, at least 3-4 days/week to exercise. Go for a walk, find a class, get a workout buddy, whatever it takes – just do it.
As I said, PRIORITIZE! You will make the time to do what is important to you.
Is your health important to you?
Eat Healthy & Thrive