The first step is actually less about your meal plan and more about your mindset. You have to stop thinking about your diet as something that you do short term and then go back to your old eating habits.
“Long-term Change” requires commitment but it will result in “Long-term improvements”
Long-term improvements require long-term changes, which is why it’s better to look at it as a lifestyle change than a change in eating habits. Health and fitness really come down to adopting the right lifestyle, focus on clean diet, make permanent changes in your diet and not just eating some magic superfood, like so many “fitness gurus” would have you believe.
Of course, this doesn’t mean you have to run around in gym clothes all the time or live in gym and prep your meals every Sunday. You can start small by just evaluating your diet and being honest about what’s good for you and what isn’t. You don’t have to make big changes, just have to take baby steps that leads to towards a healthy lifestyle. Like, focusing on home cooked meals or being more active.
For example, if you are a icecream freak like me, try to limit your intake to one chocolate icecream a day. If you were eating more than one per day before, include some fruits instead and you will quickly see how your taste changes. Over time you will get used to these small adjustments and crave icecream a lot less.
A month from now,
you will wish you had started today.
Focus on what you SHOULD eat not you SHOULDN’T eat
What you eat in private will show up in public
Don’t give up what you want the most for what you want right now.
Do what is right, not what is easy
WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT QUITTing
THink abouT WHy you STarTED change YOUR MIND to change YOUR BODY
I’m not telling you it will be easy. I’m telling you it will be worth it