While we know that weight loss is 90% of your nutrition choices, we tend to underestimate how much of a role non-food factors can play in making our weight loss journey easier or harder.
𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘧𝘰𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵.
𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭. Things like hitting a daily step goal, walking an extra 30 minutes a day, or just moving more overall can not only play a huge role in calorie output, but more importantly will help to keep your mindset positive & motivation high.
𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡-𝐢𝐧𝐬. For some, weighing in daily can help to keep you on track, accountable, and accurately measuring progress. For others, putting the scale away to prevent self-sabotage or emotional eating based on the results will be key. Learn and understand what works best with your mindset right now, & follow through accordingly.
𝐒𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩. The more you prioritize sleep and a nighttime routine, the easier it will be to follow through with a healthy lifestyle. Lack of sleep may often lead to increased cravings, higher stress levels, unbalanced hormone levels, fatigue and so many other factors that make it ten times harder to stay consistent on your health and fitness journey.
𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐬𝐞𝐭. Begin to address and understand your belief and confidence that you will be capable and successful in reaching your goals. This is called self-efficacy. One of the best things you can do to improve this is to set small realistic goals that you truly believe you will be able to accomplish & see small wins along the way.
𝐁𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐨𝐦 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞: the healthier of an overall lifestyle you can live, the easier the nutrition piece will be to adhere to. And if you can nail that nutritional adherence 90% of the time, you are guaranteed to see success.
Not only that, once you get there you’ll be able to sustain it because you already have these healthy lifestyle behaviors in place.
𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐟𝐮𝐥?! 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘯-𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘰𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺