Got this message from Julie last week:
And I’m not sharing this to say ‘look how good this diet plan is’ etc. I’m sharing it because there’s an important message for you in here.
You see, although Julie might have thought that she’d been really ‘bad’ by having a few days / weeks off, what I find with most of the ladies I work with is that because they are applying the BASIC habits that we know help you lose weight and keep it off (even when not ‘on it’), such as:
1/ eating slowly
2/ choosing highER protein options
3/ Compensating and controlling other meals to allow yourself to enjoy the foods you love
4/ Focussing on company rather than food
5/ Deciding what you want to eat at the buffet before picking up a plate
The ladies – Like Julie – will often stay pretty close to ‘on track’ even though they might not think they are.
What does this mean for you?
Well, the way I see it is that if you give yourself ONE simple task to master this week and focus on mastering that, you’ll do it and it’ll become a habit.
It then becomes easier to do (so you’re not thinking about it all day or relying on all of your ‘willpower’ <<< which is key)
And this is backed up by research, showing that humans are 80% likely to succeed if they only have to track ONE thing, compared to 33% if they have two things to do, and just 15% if you have 3 things.
And it’s for this reason that I focus on the ONE most important area at a time, be it your fitness, food or focus (aka mindset).
Because more often than not, if you take care just one of them? The others will improve, too!
And you can then tackle the next part rather than feeling overwhelmed at all the calories you have to count, exercise sessions you have to do and books you need to read.
Task for you today:
Choose ONE thing to add to your routine to help with your food, fitness or focus.
Need some help?
What about any of the following:
* Have a source of protein at each meal, like Greek yoghurt, lean meat, fish, beans
* Only eat sat down
* Only have a fruit bowl out on the side
* Drink a glass of water before each meal
* Move for 5 minutes (intentionally, as in some kind of exercise) each day
If you me know which one you choose, I’ll be on your case all week to make sure you DO IT 😉
Helping Busy Ladies Ditch The 101 Diets and Enjoy Their Fitness & Food Again (Dare I say It)