America has become the country of multi-tasking. No matter what the circumstances are, it seems as if we are always trying to accomplish multiple tasks at once. The entire goal is to ensure that we get everything done that we need to do. For our minor, everyday tasks, this is completely rationale. For the major changes in our life, this is a recipe for failure plus tip.
If you’re trying to make healthier eating habits, this is not one of those easy tasks we can simply attain overnight. Nutritional habits are behaviors that we have practiced over a long period of time, and instilled them in our daily lives. Behaviors and habits are not things that are easily changed. They take 100% committment, a social support team, a defining person in your life to hold you accountable, and a resource to be able to track everything that you are doing.
Even then, studies show when people focus on 1 major change at a time, they are only 60% successful. As soon as we decide to implement another habit or behavior, that number comes straight down to 0%. This is the reason why you’ve done nearly everything Women’s and Men’s Health recommends, yet you still aren’t losing weight. Chances are, you’re even gaining weight!
The overflow of information that comes from the media often leaves us motionless and perplexed. This state is referred to as “paralysis by analysis”, where we hear and try to process so many things at one time, they often leave us worse of than when we started. The steps to achieve a healthier, leaner physique are extremely difficult, but they are NOT complicated! *For more on how to take the necessary steps of this process, leave a comment below*
Focus on one habit that you would like to change, and stick to it. Something simple like drinking more water, taking a multivitamin, or even getting an hour more sleep could make a significant difference in your nutritional habits. The trick is picking something so simple there’s no chance you could mess it up. Pick something that you could undoubtedly do for 2 weeks straight. If you miss a day, start over. If you miss three days, pick something easier and try again. Doing so will build momentum into more challenging tasks, and the best part is that these habits are much more likely to stay with you for the rest of your life.