What should I do if nutrition changes are difficult?
Start eating right. Life-saving tips and “working” options on how to help new eating habits gain strength. 15 tips — for all cases of a power change.
#1. Praise yourself for your behavior, not for the results
The results are somewhat unpredictable and fickle. In addition, we have limited control over them. But the behavior is controlled, and consistent behavior often leads to long-term, sustainable results.
When we praise behavior (not results), we focus on actions and moving forward. When you get new wonderful results, ask yourself: what actions helped me get here? And thank yourself for it.
#2. Change the system, not the symptoms
Practice shows that motivation and willpower are finite. If we rely only on them, the changes will be unstable. But if we create a support system for new actions or fit new actions into the current system, the changes become sustainable.
#3. Separate yurself from the problem
“Io am making attempts to adjust the diet, some of them are successful, some are not, now I am looking for working ways.” Actually, the problem is what happens, what doesn’t work out, not who you are. Remember this.
#4. Turn knowledge into action
Look for opportunities to take the first step, the next step, to do a little more each time, and not to accumulate knowledge. Just knowledge will not bring you results, will not change your life. Actions are important. Most likely, you already have enough knowledge. It’s time to turn them into actions.
#5. Write stories of opportunities, experiences and discoveries from stories of failures
Tell or write your story of failure that bothers and stops you. For example: a bad diet experience, weight gain, eating on emotions. And now find the strengths in it that have brought you a lesson, experience, made you…