We often follow large base rules that we perceive to be the route that is needed. Then we fall off the wagon because it was not a sustainable route to have taken in the first place. Let’s consider some of the challenges that influence our weight loss goals.
September 24, 2022
Impact of Stress on Nutrition
Stress influences our minds and bodies. It is a vicious cycle. We set a goal, put it into action, make progress, experience stress, breakaway from our plan, and give up. Then we likely feel guilty and start over.
August 1, 2022
Creating Nutrition Goals
Aiming for progress, not perfection, supports sustainable actions that lead toward the objective you aim to attain.
We know we will feel guilty before we even eat what’s in front of us. Consider these strategies to crush your cravings.
April 12, 2022
100% Abstinence Often Backfires
Caught your attention there, didn’t I?
What I’m trying to say is that if you vow to never eat "junk food", you will likely break into bad habits again. Consider another option - don’t even refer to foods as "junk food" because once you put it on the "I’m not allowed to have this" list, you will likely want it even more. When you are out with your friends and you say you "can’t have something" they will question your decision and you may start questioning it as well.
April 8, 2022
Traffic Light Method vs
This is an opportunity to remove the idea of diet as a “pass/fail,” “allowed/forbidden,” or “green light/red light” food and replace that theory with sustainable nutrition.
Let’s take a moment to recognize that one of the reasons that we CrossFit instead of wandering around another gym considering what we should do (or sitting on one of the machines on our cell phone) is because we are with the same people that notice when we don’t show up.
Yup, Let’s Talk About Alcohol
Sure, we can see that alcohol is not good for you and by eliminating it entirely you will lose weight. Is that really what you will do though? Probably not. And even if you did, for a week or two, you would fall hard back into habits instead of influencing a sustainable change.
While many of us are eating on-the-go and fall into convenience eating habits, take a moment to think about sitting down for a meal.
Nutrition and Marketing
Consider how marketing influences our thoughts about health. If you watch a movie, commercial, TV show, YouTube video, or any other form of media that exists (there are A LOT!), you are bound to see someone with the body that you wish you had.
The Cost of Getting Lean
Dairy, Is it Good for You or Bad?
We often think about each food as “good for you or bad for you.” In some ways this is not a healthy place to park our belief system. When something is good for us, we feel we “have to eat it” even if we don’t like it. If something is “bad for us” we feel guilty when we eat it, and probably eventually breakdown and eat it anyway.