Consistency can be a little tricky sometimes when it comes to the sustainability of a new eating /diet lift style.
I hope you will be able to find a few things that help you to stay consistent. It takes time and often a lot of reminding yourself why you are eating this way. Remember a long term goal is what you are striving for please keep that in mind trying to find a way that suits our lifestyle.
1. Don't eat your feeling. To make that easier simply do not have any in your home. By not having any on hand you will be able to stick to eating clean and feeling better. If you are craving a certain food, try making a clean option - get creative and have fun. When we eat our feeling we often feel down about ourself later which leads to a cycle that is hard to get out of.
2. Nutrition is so important, by eating too much or not enough is both not good for your body or mindset. Eat your whole food, unprocessed foods and drink water. Using an app can be helpful in finding the nutrition value of your food, tracking and reaching your goal. Make sure you get enough healthy fats, protein, and micronutrition. It is very important to your well-being. Apps such as anytime fitness myfitnesspal, side chef, and mysugar.com will help you stay on track and are also affordable. Eating healthy doesn't need to break the bank.
3. Never give up on yourself, you are doing this for you and you deserve the best. You are able to do this if in doubt think about something that you have accomplished and know you stick to this as well. Take pictures and measurements of yourself starting day one and often you will surprise yourself how far you came. Make sure your goals are attainable, realistic and specific- get to know your reason why. Write down your reasons. There will be days that you skip or mess up, the important thing is that you get right back on track and remember its okay to do. Sometimes that extra was well needed. Train and eat smart.
4 Sleep is often overlooked. By getting a good night's rest, your body isn't as stressed out. Poor sleep leads to reduces insulin sensitivity, changes the composition of gut flora and gives you cravings. Try to get 8 hours of quality sleep and you will feel the difference mentally and physically.
5. Exercise: Find a fitness program or class that you love and can see your self doing. The most important thing here is that you are moving and getting your heart rate up which leads to happy feelings, a win-win. It doesn't have to take an hour a day it can be 10 -20 mins. Enjoy and have fun.
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