You probably know by now that there are no quick fixes when it comes to losing weight for the long term while also supporting your health. It is important to understand that real change does not happen overnight, even though we really want it too!
Change is what happens when we decide we no longer want to settle for how we feel or look, and we are truly ready to make a lifestyle shift. No crazy diets, pills, potions, shakes or “tricks”. The bottom line is, you have to DECIDE – not half-heartedly, but with all your being, that you will start today and make your health a priority.
Real change happens when you decide that your comfort zone is no longer serving you and you are ready to step out and find the old you – or maybe even the NEW you!
The most effective way to lose weight and keep it off is to focus on adding in healthy habits. A healthy lifestyle is not about being on a ‘diet’, it’s about learning how to nourish your body so you can thrive – and not feel deprived.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed, impatient and want results NOW, but by making small changes you can live with for the rest of your life, the better your chances are for success. This is also the best way to get off of the diet roller coaster for good.
Take action this week by thinking about which simple healthy habit you could be doing now and start implementing it today! Could you be drinking more water? Grab a glass now. Could you be moving more? Walk in place during commercials tonight. Could you be sleeping more? Your To-Do list can wait. Put yourself first and go to bed 30 minutes early tonight. Implementing healthy habits slowly over time is an effective way to create lasting change. Choose just one new habit and start today!
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Sara Wolfsen is a Certified Health Coach who specializes in helping people make their own healthy changes by providing private health coaching, nutrition education and wellness classes, and gentle weight-loss guidance and support. Schedule your complimentary coaching session and learn more online at www.sarawolfsen.com.