Are you struggling to reach your weight loss goals? It could be due to poor metabolic health. But what exactly is metabolic health? It refers to how well your body processes glucose, the sugar that fuels your body. Poor metabolic health can increase your risk of developing conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and cancer.
First things first. You must decide what kind of experience you are “OK” with having. If you decide you want to let loose by taking a break from your regular eating routine, do it. By all means, put on your best outfit and dancing shoes and enjoy. We aren’t here to judge (unless an unfortunate video of your dance moves ends up on social media). The moral of the story, be “OK” with having fun and be “OK” with the consequences.
The proposed rules of engagement are to PLAN AHEAD.
Studies show that most people struggle with consistency when dieting. Not having a sustainable plan is one of the driving forces that cause people to quit and give up.
If you’re anything like us, you always feel busy, and your “to-do” list is never complete. As entrepreneurs, we’ve learned how important it is to be more proactive and less reactive. And, we are still learning, and always will be!
We’ve learned some tough and valuable lessons about the power of being more proactive. This doesn’t mean that we are never reactive. We’re imperfect humans. It means that we are more likely to succeed if we can be as proactive as possible.
The 3 C’s I have struggled with and continue to work on!
1️⃣ Comparison – I’ve struggled with this as an athlete and as a business co-owner. I think it’s human nature to want to see how you “stack-up” against others but in my experience comparison doesn’t often lead to positive feelings or outcomes. I’m constantly reminding myself to steer my own ship and stay in my own lane. I have control over my own actions, why worry about what others are doing?
Cheat (definition) - to deceive or trick.
Choice (definition) – Select something as the best of two or more alternatives.
Which definition sounds better to you? Cheat or Choice?
Quick. What’s the first thing that popped into your head?
-To lose weight/fat
-To be told what to eat
-To get a personalized macronutrient/calorie goal
Let’s go a little deeper, shall we? At Beyond the Box Nutrition, we provide more than macros!
Changing habits can be difficult! Whether you’re trying to start something new or kick a habit to the curb, it’s sometimes tough to know where to begin. Let’s use the example of trying to eat healthier. You want to eat healthier because you want to feel better, lose weight, have more energy, or even look better naked!
One of the reasons you may be at this point again is because you have been aiming too high! Yes, you try to make drastic changes, very quickly, because you are over it! You want change now.
1️⃣ Nutrition changes require lifestyle changes. These two are tangled together in a beautiful, chaotic mess no matter how much you want to separate them.
2️⃣ Weight loss (or muscle gain) will always take longer than you want it to. For whatever reason (I blame social media) we have unrealistic exceptions of losing 30 lbs in 30 days and keeping it off forever! Set your own expectations and do not compare your progress to others.
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