Have you ever tired to do a 30-day fix, 10-day detox, or a vegetable only diet? You probably saw some results, but once the diet was over you went right back to your usual ways. This is what you would call yoyo dieting. Lose weight, gain weight, lose weight, and gain weight. It can be incredibly frustrating. This is why we as coaches want to help you create healthy habits that will last you a lifetime.
What does that mean?
In order to stop yoyo dieting, you need to stop dieting. Yes, stop dieting. Our goal is to educate you on how to slowly lead yourself into a healthier lifestyle, not a quick fix. Our certified coaches learned from Precision Nutrition about the secret to weight loss; less is more.
How can we get there?
Step 1: Focus on one habit at a time
It can be intimidating when trying to start your health journey. After years of dieting, it is easy to be hard on yourself and to feel like a failure. Our goal is not to change everything at once, but to help develop healthier choices to move you in the direction toward your outcome goal. This can be as simple as adding one more glass of water to your day, or getting an extra hour of sleep each night.
Step 2: Make it measurable
It is important to recognize the little wins. If your new habit is to drink more water, get a water bottle and use the same one each day. This way you know how many ounces are in the bottle and record how many times you fill up. If your habit is to get an extra hour of sleep, set an alarm for when it’s time to go to bed and record the hours when you wake up.
Step 3: Keep pushing yourself
In order to move onto the next habit, we want to make sure you are able to complete the first habit. For example, the new goal you want to work on is to workout 3 out of the 7 days. After two weeks you are able to consistently do that without hesitation. Yay! Now we can feel more comfortable with adding another day of exercise to your week.
Step 4: Have patience
According to dictionary.com a habit can be defined as “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary”. In order to lose weight, be less stressed, get more sleep, and feel your best you need to create healthier habits. By making healthier lifestyle choices, you will never feel like you’re on a diet because it will become involuntary. That takes time! Be kind to yourself. If you feel like a habit is too hard, we will make it simpler. We are here to help you. Habits take time, but we have seen incredible results!