In this episode, we’re talking about why the all-or-nothing approach doesn’t work. There are ways that you can take a more balanced approach to your healthy lifestyle. This includes prioritizing your needs, tuning into your body, and focusing on what you can add into your life instead of subtract.
What works for one person may not work for another, especially when it comes to food. A focus on whole foods is generally a good approach, but we also need to pay attention and listen to our bodies. We don’t do enough listening to our own bodies because we let busyness take over our lives.
Sometimes, when we finally tune in, we throw ourselves into the next diet or change we want to make. Then when we mess up, we completely abandon the plan, or we say we’ll start again on Monday. The truth is that this kind of approach is not sustainable. For example: when it comes to sugar, we sometimes get this idea that we need to give it up all together. However, this can lead to an unhealthy cycle of constantly trying to quit.
As women, we’re so busy taking care of everyone else. In our middle age years, many of us are still caring for our children and our aging parents. By this time, we thought we would be less busy, yet we’re busier than ever. There’s always an excuse to not take time for ourselves. It’s important we don’t let those excuses get in our way.
Focusing on making sustainable changes is the key to success. When you take an all-or-nothing approach, it’s difficult to keep it going for the long-term. Manageable and flexible changes are the ones you are more likely to stick to for a lifetime.
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