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Healthy Holiday Eating Guide: Part 3



Healthy Holiday Eating Guide Part 3: Creating Healthy Habits

 

If you have not read Part 1 and Part 2 of our Healthy Holiday Eating Guide series, go ahead read those articles to help give yourself a solid base of understanding before moving on to Part 3 :).

 

Here we go!!!:

 

FIND YOUR MOTIVATION

Why do you want to make a change?

How will this change affect your life on a daily basis?

• How do you want to feel when you look in the mirror?
• How do you want to feel when you put on a pair of jeans?
• How do you want to feel when you wake up in the morning?
• How do you want to feel when you are playing with your kids in the park?
• How do you want to feel in the gym?

 

SET A GOAL

The goal should be SMART Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Timely

• Write it down.
• Put it where you look at it everyday!

 

GET ACCOUNTABLE

Most people need someone other than themselves to hold them accountable

• Connect with an accountability partner
• Hire a coach
• Enlist the help of your spouse (could be tricky, make sure you won’t be upset with them when they insist on holding you accountable)


FACILITATE IT - DON’T LEAVE IT TO CHANCE

• Plan your meals
• Write down a shopping list
• Make time to eat your meals even if you have to schedule it

 

PREVENT LOOPHOLES

• Pack your snacks and lunch to avoid temptation at work
• Eat a snack before going to a restaurant so that you aren’t so hungry that you make off plan choices
• Eat before going to a party that will have unhealthy food choices


CHASE THE WAGON

• If you fall off the wagon, don’t lose sight of it
• No matter how many times you’ve tried and fallen off before, that doesn’t matter
• Don't beat yourself up
• Don't let one slip up convince you to give up
• Get up, dust yourself off and chase that wagon down and hop back on

 

 

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