Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year?
Statistics show that 45% of Americans make resolutions. The problem is 80% of people will fail by the second week in February!
We believe something as fundamental as nutrition shouldn’t be complicated. Most of you already know the foods you should be eating and many of the things you should be doing or should not be doing.
Here are 3 tips to help you stick to your resolutions:
1. Don’t over commit! Start by setting a realistic goal. Goals are shown to be met more often when they are written down, so, write it down. Changing everything at once is exciting but its also a recipe for disaster! Research shows that focusing on more than one thing at a time leads to greater probability of failure. So, focus on one thing at a time, until that one thing becomes habituated. Once that is accomplished, you can move on to other things. I tend to use two week windows. If you can do it everyday for two weeks, then you are ready to add something on to it. Our nutrition programs, either the ProCoach Monthly, or in person programs are all based on habits and focusing on one action step at a time. An example of this is starting your day with 30 grams of protein, 30 minutes within waking. This habit has been linked to priming the body for the day, and this leads to weight loss long term. Do this habit for two weeks and then work on lunch!
2. Track your progress. It’s important to get a baseline where you are at and track your progress regularly. We recommend testing biometrics monthly. One of the reasons we have an Inbody Machine is for this biometric tracking. Weight alone does not tell you what you need to know, as the scale doesn’t have all the info you need. Water weight fluctuates tremendously. Fat weighs less than muscle. We want to know all those numbers to get an accurate picture of your progress. This is why we want to measure not only weight but lean muscle mass, water, body fat, etc. Watching these numbers go down, along with performance in the gymgoing up and your clothes fitting loser, leads to motivation to keep it up!
3. Surround yourself with the right support. Ensuring you have a positive support system around you is important to your long-term success. Did you know that 80% of people will regain the weight they worked so hard to lose? Why? They fall back into bad habits, due to lack of support and accountability.
If you are thinking, I don’t know where to start, or I need help achieving or maintaining my goals, we want to help! Let us know what you need from us and how we can help!