Stop the FAD’s, what do I mean by that?
Fad Diets are something that you cannot sustain, a plan you follow that is short lived and how many times have you found that when you stop you put the weight back on and often more as well?
I used to believe that doing something for 21 days will help you create a good habit but that is where I have been failing as I have since found it can actually take up to 3 months to make a new habit stick.
Therefore here are my top 3 tips to creating good healthy habits that you will keep and avoid the FAD’s forever.
First; identify your obstacles, then plan a defense. I did a Facebook live on this the other week. If you can identify exactly when you are going to fall off the wagon, which we all do, then you can have an alternative on standby already in your mind of how to avoid this. This is known as the method, ‘If then, then that’
Here’s an example If I go out on a night out, I will make sure every second drink is a non alcoholic one.
My second tip is to be SMART, set yourself some SMART goals.
SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. Instead of simply thinking, I will just lose weight, State to yourself “I will lose 7lbs by March 20th which is 1lb a week by not eating after 7pm”
The final tip is accountability; share your journey with friends that way you can update them with your successes, stay focused and they can be there for you if at times you find you are struggling. Get a friend to keep you on track and message them regularly, ideally someone that is very positive. Get up early and plan your meals, plan your exercise and write down why you are embarking on this journey everyday. This will help you with your motivation.
I hope this helps and feel free to follow my journey on Facebook @ShazsBeautySecrets
See you next week,