I know it is my job to pump everyone up about goals and hitting them.
It is hands down so gratifying when someone nails a goal, especially when they have been working so hard towards that goal.
But…do you ever find yourself almost obsessing over the goal? Then honestly never ever hitting it.
I see this happen.
It is hard and so defeating for the person.
They keep focusing on eating better, never to actually do it.
Sometimes you need to throw goals out the window, burn them and live life.
This doesn’t mean, sit back, down a bag of chips and live an unhealthy life. It means stop putting so much dang pressure on yourself. Live life, have fun, but realize just like you shouldn’t drink and drive don’t be reckless with your health.
I wish we had a mechanism that made our throat close not allowing us to continue to consume more food when we don’t need it.
Snacking at the end of the night used to be an empty pit for me till I literally shut the valve off.
I simply wouldn’t allow myself to consume any more food after dinner. I know I am not hungry, this was more of a habit, instant gratification.
My best advice is stop caring about what you can’t have and focus on what you can have. You actually get to consume a fair amount of the right foods.
Then shut the valve off.
Never eat mindlessly.
Eat for fuel.
If you find yourself spinning and spinning never to hit a goal, burn it.
Make a different goal or focus.
Get more specific.
I can tell you I have look at thousands of food journal and a huge opportunity for most people is Sugar.
Reduce, plain and simple.
We do not need a sweet every day. When you reduce added sugar, you don’t crave it any more. It is seriously like crack and it is in everything! (oh my gosh now my heart is pounding…I get passionate on this topic, because of all the diseases associated.)
To bring this all together, if you keep focusing on one goal and never accomplish it…burn it. Then dive deeper into what is holding you back.
Get hyper focused on one thing and do it really well.
For most people looking to lose weight, if they would focus on reducing sugar (25 grams is the daily recommendation for added sugar for a female, 36 grams for men), they will see results. Also, they will not crave foods, have lower inflammation and not have the drop-in energy.
Its not always easy to spot these things and a coach can help.
We are here for you if you need help!