We know it's not easy, but these tips can help you get you there
When you decide to make changes to your eating habits, it can feel like you have jumped on a rollercoaster. You may be experiencing the ups and downs of dieting, which can decrease the likelihood of successful outcomes. Follow the tips below to help you when you need it most!
Find your WHY
A good place to start is figuring out what makes these changes so important to you. Maybe you want to lower your blood sugar or reduce daily sodium intake. Think about that question and write the answer down on a post it note. Place that note in a spot that you will look every day (mirror, refrigerator, calendar). Reminding yourself of those reasons can help motivate you daily to stay on track.
“A good place to start when changing eating habits is finding your WHY. What makes these changes so important? Remind yourself of that daily.”
You won't see results tomorrow. Remember that changes to eating habits may occur over time and results may not be immediate. Goal setting and managing expectations can be difficult. If we don't see results right away, we often get frustrated. Remember that this is a lifestyle change that takes time to establish and not a crash diet. This means that results occur slowly over time. Patience is important on this journey.
Seeking support from a professional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, who can be your personal lifestyle #coach, can significantly improve outcomes. Research published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine shows us that #lifestyle coaching programs help "... participants favorably modify multiple behaviors. It can be of significant benefit in helping control elevated blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, and hyperglycemia in many individuals through lifestyle intervention alone." (*see link below)
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Disclaimer: Woodlands Family Nutrition is an online nutrition practice that serves The Woodlands, Texas and surrounding Montgomery County area (Conroe, Montgomery, Spring, Willis). This practice provides nutrition therapy virtually via telehealth. All information presented and written within woodlandsfamilynutrition.com are intended for informational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.