This is the time of year when we all start to reflect on the previous year and set goals for how we can improve.
Everyone has different goals when it comes to nutrition. Some people are focused on body image, others on improving energy, improving health conditions, saving money, achieving athletic goals, etc. All of these are perfectly valid. Your reason doesn't have to be the same as anyone else's. So what comes next?
If you have the money to afford a personal chef or to eat from the Whole Foods salad bar every day, that's great. For most people though that is simply not possible and I hate to break it to you, there is no magic pill either. If I had that to offer I'd long since have been living off my yacht in the Caribbean. So, what does that mean as you start to think about the changes you want to see in this New Year?
It means you have to do a little work.
Think about your current habits. Are you eating a lot of processed food? That is like putting sand in your gas tank. Of course you feel lethargic. How many times though have you tried to swear it off with no success?
Instead, think about what you can do to make sure that the drive-thru isn't your only option.
There isn't only one way to get to the goal you've set for yourself. If one solution doesn't work, try another. It is important to be realistic and choose the path that works best for YOU. Do you not want to go to the grocery store 3x/week? Cool. You might be one of those people who needs to set aside a longer meal prep time once a week and knock it all out at once. Are you buying veggies and finding that they go uneaten? Work on taking a few minutes when you get home from the store to cut them up so they are available to grab and go when you're on the run.
Pick one thing at a time and practice.
You don't suddenly become a new person on January 1st. If you don't WORK at forming new habits it is inevitable that you will fall back into the same old routine that you're trying to escape. Don't get down on yourself. Change your approach.
YOU have to make the change.
So what is your game plan?
Need more help? Check out my New Year's Jumpstart program to help clear out some of the habits that could be holding you back.