𝐈’𝐦 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐨, 𝐊𝐞𝐭𝐨, (𝐈𝐍𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐓 𝐅𝐀𝐃 𝐃𝐈𝐄𝐓 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄), 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝.
6 years ago to the date I put up a post about how I had been struggling a bit and resorted back to some old ways.
I decided to go paleo with the hopes of losing some extra weight and taking back ‘𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭’ of my eating.
It ended with a failure on day one and a spoonful of peanut butter. I shared this because I wanted to be transparent and open about the fact that I still had struggles too.
What I wish I had learned sooner was that by putting foods off limits I wasn’t taking back any control. 𝘐𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵, 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭 𝘮𝘦.
I was taking away trust and belief in myself, and expecting my crazy food rules to somehow stick this one time for good.
Eventually what I learned worked best for me (𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦) was actually allowing myself to have all the things.
𝐍𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐬.
𝘚𝘰 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘐 𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘪𝘥 𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝟺 𝘣𝘢𝘨𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘔&𝘔’𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘺 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭𝘴?
I focused on creating (𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨) an environment that would set me up for success.
This meant filling my house with easy, filling, convenient & healthy options that I actually enjoyed.
Some foods I had to get out of the house temporarily. They weren’t off limits and if I wanted them I certainly could have them in moderation, but I would have to go out and buy a single serving or enjoy them out and about.
Other foods, I slowly started to incorporate daily in a controlled amount. Once they were no longer ‘off limits’ and I was enjoying them every day, I found I actually didn’t crave them quite as much as I thought, and slowly started to gain more control around those once deemed ‘𝘣𝘢𝘥’ foods.
Set your environment up for success.
Be realistic about your habits and behaviors around certain foods and understand that they may take some time to change.
Be patient with yourself in the process.
I promise, if you focus on those three things and stop looking for the magical diet or quick fix that is finally going to stick, you will see success with time.
Focus on taking 𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍.
𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘧 𝘪𝘵 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘦𝘭𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺.
Now let’s take that action. What is one way you can change your 𝐄𝐍𝐕𝐈𝐑𝐎𝐍𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 to better set yourself up for success?