Like a fire that goes out if you do not put wood! Here are some tips to preserve this driving force and move forward effectively towards your goal.
I reason my goals
This is a significant thing: to set realistic and achievable goals. If the starting goal is too high, you may run out of steam quickly. By setting achievable intermediate goals, and starting with what seems most natural, we move step by step. So we appreciate the slightest change, and we take the time to celebrate every little victory!
Thanks to this “continuous progression,” we take advantage of the trip without just being impatient to reach our destination. This nurtures self-esteem and naturally enhances motivation.
I list the expected benefits
When you know what you have to win, you find the strength to make the choices that help you achieve your goal. In your approach to rebalancing food, you will have decisions to make. You will be more successful in making the right choices if you are aware of the gains they will bring you. Try to establish your ” list of benefits ” by noting everything you will win, both physically and psychologically. The more concrete and personal details, the easier this simple work will be and will feed your motivation.
Saying “no” to something is always saying “yes” to something else (when I say “no” to this dessert, I say “yes” to my search for balance).
Faced with difficulty, have in mind the reasons that push you to make this effort, to lighten it. Try to replace the words “must, I must” with ” I want, I want.”
And in case of slippage, avoid guilt: it is a negative feeling that weakens the motivation and slows the rebalancing of food. Remember instead that ” the mistake is a step on the road to success.” You have the right to deviate, no gap is accepted.
I know how to surround myself
Wanting to change one’s eating behavior requires support to promote success.
To do this, consult your doctor regularly. Throughout the follow-up, he will tell you how to adapt your food program according to your needs and your results. He will also be available to clear any doubts or difficulties, and help you manage the emotions that can weaken the motivation.
Also, determine who your allies are: your spouse, your children, a friend … and clearly express your intentions to follow a nutritional program, as well as your need for support. By asserting yourself in this way, you enrich your determination.