Updated: Oct 23, 2020
Many of us start off the year with huge intentions of making nutritional changes, but as the year goes by, stress, work, and old habits start creeping back in and resolutions fade away.
It doesn't have to be like that.
I tell my clients all the time, life happens, and sometimes it does get in the way of your goals.
But how you deal with life and stress shows your true character.
Just because you might have had a set back doesn't mean you have to give up.
Here's a really good comparison I tell my clients whenever they have a moment of weakness.
Weight loss is like climbing a flight of stairs.
You start from the bottom and look up.
It looks nice at the top.
Your strong healthy body is getting nearer to the top step, and you really want to get there.
Your climbing those stairs step by step, losing calories.
At first you move fast because you can't wait to reach the top and your calories start to burn quickly.
But then, your heart rate picks up and your pace just vanishes then weight loss slows down.
Your mind starts to get active and your eyes begin to drift away from the top step.
You slip and fall.
Slipping on the stairs is like having a bad day of eating.
So, what should you do?
When you fall down, pick yourself up right away and move forward.
Instead of thinking that you'll have to start over tomorrow, tell yourself that your next meal will much be better.