Although what we eat (or don't eat) affects our health, healthy eating is simply part of a healthy life.
And a healthy life requires healthy lifestyle habits.
If you are constantly looking for quick fixes after you realize that your unhealthy lifestyle has become a problem, it's time to stop the diet mentality so you can (finally) create good lifestyle habits to improve your health, body composition and performance/fitness.
Of course, a diet plan takes away the guessing and being told what not to eat is much easier than putting in the work to make better choices with your eating, training/exercising and lifestyle but you can't live your entire life obsessing about what to or not to eat.
It's time to make peace with food and live a more healthy lifestyle.
If you feel like you need a change in your life, I want you to select three of the following lifestyle habits that need improvement in your life.
Healthy relationships - spouse/significant other, family and friends
Healthy life, work and family balance
Strength training and mobility work
Following a smart training plan
Following a smart training plan that fits into your life
Reduce sedentary time
Nutrient timing - timing food with workouts
Using sport nutrition wisely
Better recovery routine
More time warming up before workouts
Learning to say no more often
Prioritize real food variety - reduce junk food
Improve coping skills (stop using alcohol or food for emotions, stress, anxiety, etc.)
Developing a healthy relationship with food and the body
Create structure with your life
Give yourself "me" time--------------------------------------------
I want you to dedicate this entire week to exploring these three lifestyle habits.
1) Why did you select these habits?
2) What's keeping you from making a change in this area?
3) What will help you make a change (education, professional help, accountability, motivation)?
4) How will you maintain your changes for long-term success?5) What will you do when a set-back occurs? How will you get back on track?