When you set out to get in amazing shape this year, you probably thought over what you would and wouldn’t eat. But tweaking your diet really isn’t all that it takes to get your body on fleek.
To lose weight and keep it off, you have to incorporate healthy habits that don’t always seem to have a direct impact on your weight. These three small changes can improve your mood and make dropping pounds a lot less daunting.
1: Sleep more
If you’re not sleeping enough, either in terms of quality or quantity, you’re going to struggle to stay on track with fitness or nutrition. Get quality and quantity sleep.
2: Focus on your behaviour, not the outcome
Set a goal, but then work backward and figure out the behaviours needed to reach that goal. For example, if you have a weight goal in mind, figure out realistically how long it should take.
Then work on the small, incremental behaviours that will help you achieve the goal: cutting out soda, eating protein at each meal, filling half your plate with veggies, etc. These are the behaviors necessary for change.
3: Stop beating yourself up about food
Food offers more than nutrition. It fuels our bodies and minds. It sparks conversation. It connects people. And at the end of the day, no single meal will make or break your success. If you went out with friends, had a few drinks and wings too many, put that behind you. It has already happened, and you need to focus on what you can do to move forward. Focus on where you’re going, not where you’ve been.