TOP 5 Simple Ways to Stick to a Healthy Diet

Tips on How to Start a Healthy Lifestyle and Stick to It 

"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live in.” – Jim Rohn.

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. – Mark Twain.


Reasons For Failure To Live A Healthy Lifestyle 

Have you ever started a healthy lifestyle, super excited to make a new lifestyle change? You know the story–where you start off enthusiastically, but ultimately you get tired of salads and you return to your beloved burgers, chips, cookies, or whatever your guilty pleasure may be.

If you’ve started and failed a diet, know that you are not alone! In fact, you’re in the majority.

So, we found the Top 6 reasons that people failed at their diet.


1. Not enough time

for family, school, relationships, & work can consume the majority of the time in the day.

take one day to meal prep for the week, drink quick & easy meal replacement shakes.

2. No motivation 



a lack of focus & desire will make it difficult to reach your goals.

discover your "why" (what is the REAL reason you want to lose weight?)

write out a list of goals you want to accomplish.

3. No support




A poor support system won't help you feel accountable for your goals.

find a friend to workout with you & follow a meal plan together, track your progress in an app like my fitness pal.

4. Health Problems

Health problems, physical limitations, and mental roadblocks can keep you from doing your best.

consult your doctor for specific options, start small & be proud of small success.

5. Lack Of Results

Not seeing results fast enough or focusing on the scale can make you stop trying. 

KEEP GOING, find a program you love, and keep at it.


Benefits Of Live A Healthy Lifestyle


Healthy lifestyle bas are passionate about being physically fit and living a healthy lifestyle. 

many people don't realize how important it is to eat right and exercise regularly. make sure you are aware of the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.

1. Live Longer

2. confidence

3. better mood

4. sleep

5. Count real blessings

6. confidence booster

7. save money and time

8. you feel like walking on air

9. a sense of freedom

10. good-bye to stress

11. a focused attitude


How To Start A Healthy Lifestyle And Stick To It


Do you have trouble sticking to a healthy lifestyle?  You know what you need to do and have a plan but you can't seem to stick to it? It's a rather common problem. 

In this blog, I'm going to talk about five things that you could do to set yourself up for success, so you can finally live that healthy lifestyle that you envision. 

If you're interested keep watching. let's get started and talk about today's blog. 

So as a holistic nutritionist I see a lot of clients and some of them struggle with sticking to the plan and some do really well.

And over the years I've realized that there are some things that people can do to set themselves up for success and in this blog.

I want to share those things so that when you start your healthy living plan or your healthy lifestyle you can actually stick to it


1. Find Your Motivating Factors

Okay, the first thing and I think this is the most important. If you don't do any of the other tips in this blog just do this one. I think will make a huge difference

That is to find out what truly motivates you because if you don't have a strong motivating factor, you're not going to stick to your health plan for very long.  

Now let me explain. So by motivating factor I'm not talking about something that's going to motivate you short term. 

For example, weight loss is a motivator for sure, but it's a short-term motivator. So people are motivated until they lose weight and then they go back to their old ways and then they regain the weight in some cases. 

So what I'm talking about is figuring out things that will motivate you long-term so that you can make those lifestyle changes and really stick to them for the long haul and not just for a couple months. 

I can illustrate this better with an example so I had a client who did everything toat and it was amazing because most people can't follow plans to and I don't expect them to either but she was really really motivated, so I asked her what's motivating you what's keeping you going because you're doing an amazing job. 

So she had a really interesting thing to say - her main motivating factor was not to lose weight it was something she was trying to do she was trying to lose weight but that was her main motivation. 

Her main motivation was to set a good example for her daughter. She wanted to become a role model for her daughter.

So her daughter could learn healthy habits as well and I think that was amazing because it's such a strong motivating factor and something that gonna motivate her every single day. 

So even if she falls off the wagon for a couple days she'll get back on it because she has that strong motivating factor. Now obviously that motivating factor may not work for you. 

What works for you may not work for me - we're all different. But I wanted to give you that as an example. Now an example of what motivates me is my mother passed away when I was 28.  

She was only 51 - she had a heart attack and it was a result of diabetes and diabetes is a lifestyle disease. Obviously, it has a genetic component but it's the main lifestyle - you can prevent diabetes if you take care of yourself. 

So for me - my main motivating factor for becoming a holistic nutritionist and taking care of myself is to prevent diabetes.  Now what I suggest you do is sit down, get a piece of paper and get open - brainstorm! 

Figure out what it is and motivates you to write everything down. Whatever pops up in your head- there's no wrong motivating factor. 

Once you've written down a couple factors, figure out which one really means the most to you and which one is a long-term motivating factor. 

And you know what write that down on a post-it note stick it up on your fridge or a mirror that you look at every day. It's a constant reminder as to why you're actually on this health plan and why you're trying to live a healthier lifestyle.

2. time management. 

So a lot of people who come to me as clients know that they need to eat healthily it's gonna require some cooking, but they can't seem to find the time.  

Now I know we live hectic lives today it's not like it used to be, but we all have 24 hours in the day, and some people can manage to do a lot more than others, and I think it comes down to time management, efficiency and you know asking for help when you need it. 

My suggestion is to figure out where you spend your time. So for three days write down a time journal - every single hour of yours account it. 

This is going to be a little bit tedious, but it's gonna give you a really good picture. 

When I did this I figured out how much time I was spending on social media and on my phone just aimlessly scrolling and you know what that is time that you could use for other things for cooking for meal prep for exercise for meditation for all the things that you think you don't have time for. 


3. make cooking more enjoyable.  

So when it comes to healthy eating, cooking is usually part of the process because I believe that it's much better to have home-cooked meals. 

Because no matter how well you try to eat when you're out you really don't know the ingredients that they're using and you don't have control over what they've put in their food but when you're cooking at home you have a lot more control. 

But Ido understands that not everybody likes cooking. I didn't like cooking when I first started, but you have to realize when it comes to long-term health enjoying cooking and making it less of a chore goes a really long way.  

4. let go of perfection! 

So I can't count how many times I've had clients come to me, and they start the plan really well and two weeks in something happens life happens, or they've got something going on, or they're busy they've gone on vacation, and they fall off the wagon completely and never get back on it because in their mind they need to do the plan perfectly. 

But I don't agree with that way of looking at health. Health is not about being perfect all the time

It's about doing what you can and doing the best. So let's say you know it's Friday and you feel like you really need a piece of cake to enjoy it don't beat yourself up for it doesn't feel like you need to punish yourself with an extra workout the next day.

You don't need to do that and don't use that cake on Friday as an excuse to eat poorly on Saturday and Sunday so you can start on Monday. Don't do that. 

That's not the way to go because that is the perfectionist attitude - oh I didn't have a perfect weekend so you know what I'm just gonna be bad all weekend and then I'm gonna do well on Monday. 

It doesn't need to be like that. Do your best every day and when you want to indulge don't beat yourself up for it because you are in this for the long haul. 

Not for the short term -for the long haul. So strive for progress, not perfection! 


5. Find A Buddy For Support 


find a buddy now this person is someone who's gonna help you stay accountable

It doesn't need to be someone who's doing the healthy eating and living plan with you, it just needs to be someone who you're comfortable with and someone who can push you. 

Talk to your buddy once a week or once in two weeks whatever works for you and tell them what your progress is and what your setbacks are and see if they can give you some sort of advice or you know their opinions on the matter and they can help push you in the right direction. 

I find that when we have someone to talk to and someone who will keep us accountable we are more likely to stick to a plan as opposed to doing it on our own. 


   How To Start A Healthy Lifestyle

good nutrition combined with physical activity is an important element of leading a healthy lifestyle

Maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases & promote your overall health.

Exercise Regularly 


Aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. go for a walk, try a new workout, or run around outside with the kids.

Drink Lots Of Water

aim for 8-10 glasese per day. water flushes our symptoms of waste and toxins, yet many people go through life dehydrated-causing tiredness, low energy, & headaches

it's common to mistake thirst for hunger, so staying well hydrated will also help you make healthier food choices.

Eat Healthy Foods

eating a healthy, balanced diet provides nutrients to your body. these nutrients give you energy, keep your body. these nutrients give you energy, keep your heart beating, your brain active, your muscles working, & regulate blood pressure.

Rest & Refresh

get plenty of sleep. go to bed at a regular time each day & practice good habits to get better sleep

sleep restores both your mind & body. allows yourself some unfocused time each day to refresh, let your mind wander, go daydream. it's okay to add "do-nothings" to your to-do-list!


Summary

We have good observation and some RCT evidence that improving lifestyle improves health or protects against disease.

so following a healthy lifestyle - not smoking, eating a balanced diet, limited alcohol intake, and exercising regularly - would seem to be sensible.

it may help to

reduce the risks of becoming ill

modify risk factors

control disease

– reduce mortality

avoid the need for drug treatment and the associated risks. 

on a population basis, small changes are likely to have the biggest benefits.

although the evidence for multiple interventions is limited small changes in several areas may improve health outcomes further.

it's never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

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