How to stop feeling guilty about your food choices...
Do you ever eat something and then immediately feel really guilty?
Today I want to share with you some top ways you can start to change your diet without feeling guilty about what you eat.
I used to all the time.
And it took me a while to get my head around what I was doing wrong and how to change it.
When I did it felt like a great big weight being lifted from my shoulders.
I felt like I was back in control and less stressed.
Since then I have wanted to share some of the things I have learned from myself and my clients about how to release that guilt and actually enjoy food again.
I am really excited because the 10 people who joined me for my Nutrition Coaching trial are coming to the end of the eight week programme.
I am excited about this because I really want to find out how they have changed in the past few weeks and what they have learned.
One participant told me – “My mindset is definitely more positive as a result of this trial, I've done a lot less overthinking and a lot more living”
Isn’t that what we all want? To think less about what we are eating and just get on with it?
It seems ironic to me that in order to achieve the freedom of not thinking about food we need to spend some time consciously thinking about it!
It’s true but nutritional habits are built up over a lifetime and need to be carefully changed.
One of the best ways to do this is in a structured way with support and back up.
To feel accountable is possibly the one thing that makes you do what you say you want to do.
Here are the highlights of what I have learned so you can start to apply them too:
Trying to change everything at once is one of the most common reasons we feel guilty and eventually fail to make changes to our diet.
Just pick one thing to work on at a time, once you have nailed that move on to the next.
If you work on one thing at a time it helps to build belief, once you have achieved the first small thing you can work on the next with the confidence that you know you can do it.
Work out what is stopping you from making the changes you want to make and ask yourself what you could do instead. It’s simple but you just need to flip it from a negative thing that gets in your way to a positive action you can take to move forward.
The saying – if you fail to plan you plan to fail – is all too apt when it comes to what you eat. The one thing that my clients always tell me they need to do more of, they need to keep doing and they only fail when they have not done it is planning.
Play to your strengths
Know what you are good at, cooking, trying new foods, eating plenty of water, whatever it is that you are good at do more of it. Be aware also of what you are not so good at and plan strategies that can help you avoid the pitfalls.
Be clear and realistic
Do you really know what it is that you want when it comes to your diet? What balance would make you happy, how will you know when you have got it right?
If you would like to know more about applying these strategies email and let me know, I am working on releasing my nutrition coaching programme within the next few weeks.
You can register your interest now and be the first to know when I release it.
Have a great weekend.