So it’s that time of year again when many of us embark upon a new health regime, but unfortunately for many (sorry to be the voice of doom!!), it doesn’t always last that long. The reason can quite often be down to making things too complicated (counting calories, or points, or grams of food), or setting unrealistic or too stringent ‘rules’ for ourselves that are just too difficult or too flipping boring to maintain!!
Do you feel like being healthy means never having any fun? Do you dread your new diet or regime? Do you think that it means giving up ALL of the things that you love? Well it doesn’t have to be this way. Granted, in some cases it might be, for a limited period at least – but for most of us it’s simply about readdressing the balance a little.
Creating a healthier you isn’t about a radical short term fix; it’s about finding a way to achieve your health, fitness and aesthetic goals AND maintaining it for the rest of your life. Importantly, it should also be about being happy and feeling in control and that you can enjoy a little of what you like – occasionally!
Consider this: if you eat a poor quality diet 100% of the time then it’s highly likely that you’re going to have poor quality health and body composition (if not now, certainly in the future). If the balance of healthy to not healthy is more like 50/50, then you might be lucky enough to get away with reasonably average health and aesthetics. But, if you start to up the good quality stuff and save the bad stuff for rare occasions, then it’s likely your health will improve drastically and you will start to look and feel much better. Of course you may need to put some work in initially and if you have goals to achieve or symptoms you want to reduce or eliminate, you might want to aim in the region of 90-100% for a short period, but once you’ve reached a level that you are happy with, you should absolutely allow yourself to enjoy the things that you enjoy – in moderation.
If you would like help with your diet, I can work with you to develop a nutrition plan that can help you to achieve your goals. With easy nutrition guidelines and switches, you can make small changes that add up to big results and a plan that you can stick with forever.
Nutrition plans are carried out via email so can be done wherever you are. See http://www.fannysrealfitness.com for client testimonials and contact details.