One thing is for sure when it comes to healthy eating…… there are a BUNCH of ways to go about it.
What makes things so confusing it that we are constantly learning more and more things about nutrition. This is great! We are so blessed to live in a time where we have so much information at our fingertips! But it can also be overwhelming and confusing.
This sound familiar?
“I’m so excited to get healthy! Let’s do this! So, I need to eat my fruits and vegetables. I can do that! Oh wait, only organic ones. No problem. Oh only fruits and vegetables? Oh ok, some dairy too. No, no dairy. Gotcha….I think. Meat is good. Ok I’ll add some steak! Oh only grass fed. Oh wait, no meat except for once a month. I think I got it now. No? Only meat every day of the month? Uh, I think I can do that. As long as I drink it with diet soda. Got it. Ok. What do you mean that will kill me? My head is starting to spin. Eat what I want but keep my carbs low. I think I got it…..sorta. Oh, eat what I want as long as it is a carb? Are you sure? Don’t eat anything at all until next Tuesday. Coconut oil what?………….. I give up. ”
We have to remember that when we are in doubt, we need to just go back to basics. Go with what we know. My very favorite quote puts things into perspective.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Theodore Roosevelt
That’s the only way to keep moving forward through overwhelm! We go with what we know, and do out very best with it!
Think of the things that you know have contributed to a better you in the past and start with that. Make a plan that you are pretty confident you can stick to with a little effort. Did you learn something new lately that you want to try? Add that one thing to your plan! But no matter if you are starting from scratch, starting over, or just trying something new, it is crucial to have a plan. You wouldn’t go to a new place without directions right? You need a plan to ensure your success.
For example, I am trying out the DASH Diet for the month of July. To make sure that I stick to the plan every day, I have been planning my meals for the next day the night before. I won’t always have to do this, but here in the beginning, it sets me up for success.
The key to getting healthy and losing weight isn’t as much about eating an absolutely perfect diet as it is about doing what you can, with what you have, where you are consistently.
Having a plan that you can consistently stick to will win you the race every time!
Do you have a goal that you would like to achieve?
Do you have an idea of a healthy plan that you could be consistent with?
Maybe set a goal and make a plan tonight!