Transforming your life physically is an exciting endeavor, and we want to help you get the most out of your efforts. By avoiding these seven pitfalls, you can most effectively transform your life!
- Poor Planning
The old saying “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail,” may sound like a cliché, but when it comes to transforming your life, it definitely rings true. Making healthy decisions is much easier when you have a plan in place ahead of time! Take a few minutes at the beginning of each week to plan your meals for each day and do some meal prep. You may end up making adjustments, but having a basic plan in place will give you the best opportunity to succeed.
Trying to be perfect may sound like a good thing, but it can be a major pitfall when you’re transforming your life. If you put too much pressure on yourself, even a minor slip-up can make you feel defeated and derail your efforts entirely. When you get off track, remember that it happens to everyone, and it certainly doesn’t mean you’ve failed. As long as you get back on track and keep working toward your goals, you’re doing great!
- Emotional Eating
Have you ever found yourself reaching for a snack when you weren’t really hungry? Sadness, boredom, and stress can all lead to emotional eating. Start checking in with yourself before reaching for a snack and considering whether or not you’re physically hungry. If you aren’t, work to address the emotions at play rather than temporarily quieting them with food. Overcoming emotional eating can be tricky, so click here for some tips!
- Skipping Meals
It can be tempting to skip a meal or two in an attempt to speed up your weight loss, but doing so is a huge mistake. Your body needs the nutrients! Click here for more information about eating enough for optimal health.
- Eating the Same Thing Every Day
It may seem easy to stick with the same two or three protein options every day, but for most people, doing so will lead to boredom and make the meal plan much harder to stick with. Instead, take advantage of the variety in the BBS meal plan and mix things up from time to time!
- Avoiding All Fat
Fat has been villainized over the years, but good fats are an important part of a healthy diet. Monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and omega-3 fatty acids all help with essential body functions, so don’t be afraid to make foods like avocados, low-carb dairy, natural nut butters, olive oil, and unsweetened almond milk part of your diet. We recommend exercising moderation and enjoying one or two servings each day.
- Thinking of Healthy Living as Temporary
It may be tempting to return to your previous lifestyle once you’ve reached your goals, but that will put you right back where you started. Instead, think of the healthy lifestyle changes you’re making as long-term decisions. Doing so will help you build healthy habits that will last you a lifetime!
Being aware of these seven pitfalls will help you transform your life physically. For more tips for living a happy, healthy life, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!