Transcript 00:00 Do you have trouble sticking to a healthy lifestyle? You know what you need to 00:03 do and have a plan but you can’t seem to stick to it? It’s a rather common problem. 00:08 In this video, I’m going to talk about five things that you could do to set yourself 00:11 up for success, so you can finally live that healthy lifestyle that you envision. 00:16 If you’re interested keep watching. Hello hello! Welcome back to The Whole Happy 00:25 Life. I wanted to say a quick thank you to all the new subscribers! I have 500 00:29 subscribers now! Thank you for supporting the channel – for all your likes and for 00:34 all your comments. It really means a lot to me and I really, really mean it. 00:37 Anyway let’s get started and talk about today’s video. So as a holistic 00:42 nutritionist I see a lot of clients and some of them struggle with sticking to 00:46 the plan and some do really well. And over the years I’ve realized that 00:50 there are some things that people can do to set themselves up for success and in 00:54 this video I want to share those things so that when you start your healthy 00:58 living plan or your healthy lifestyle you can actually stick to it. So let’s 01:02 begin! Okay the first thing and I think this is the most important. If you don’t do 01:09 any of the other tips in this video just do this one. I think will make a huge 01:13 difference! That is to find out what truly motivates you because if you don’t 01:19 have a strong motivating factor, you’re not going to stick to your healthy plan 01:25 for very long. Now let me explain. So by motivating factor I’m not talking 01:30 about something that’s going to motivate you short term. For example, weight loss 01:34 is a motivator for sure, but it’s a short-term motivator. So people are 01:39 motivated until they lose the weight and then they go back to their old ways and 01:43 then they regain the weight in some cases. So what I’m talking about 01:47 is figuring out things that will motivate you long term so that you can 01:53 make those lifestyle changes and really stick to them for the long haul and not 01:58 just for a couple months. I can illustrate this better with an example 02:01 so I had a client who did everything to at T and it was amazing because most 02:07 people can’t follow plans to T and I don’t expect them to either but she was 02:12 really really motivated, so I asked her what’s motivating you what’s keeping you 02:16 going because you’re doing an amazing job. So she had a really interesting 02:20 thing to say – her main motivating factor was not to lose weight it was something 02:24 she was trying to do she was trying to lose weight but that was on her main 02:27 motivation. Her main motiation was to set a good example for her daughter. She 02:32 wanted to become a role model for her daughter. So her daughter could learn 02:36 healthy habits as well and I think that was amazing because it’s such a strong 02:41 motivating factor and something that’s gonna motivate her every single day. So 02:45 even if she falls off the wagon for a couple days she’ll get back on it 02:50 because she has that strong motivating factor. Now obviously that motivating 02:54 factor may not work for you. What works for you may not work for me – we’re all 02:58 different. But I wanted to give you that as an example. Now an example of what 03:02 motivates me is my mother passed away when I was 28. She was only 51 – she had a 03:08 heart attack and it was a result of diabetes and diabetes is a lifestyle 03:13 disease. Obviously it has a genetic component but it’s mainly lifestyle – you 03:19 can prevent diabetes if you take care of yourself. 03:21 So for me – my main motivating factor for becoming a holistic nutritionist and 03:26 taking care of myself is to prevent diabetes. Now what I suggest you do is 03:31 sit down, get a piece of paper and get a pen – brainstorm! Figure out what it is and 03:38 motivates you write everything down. Whatever pops up in your head- there’s no 03:42 wrong motivating factor. Once you’ve written down a couple factors , figure out 03:46 which one really means the most to you and which one is a long term motivating 03:52 factor. And you know what write that down on a post-it note stick it up on your fridge 03:57 or a mirror that you look at every day. It’s a constant reminder as to why 04:02 you’re actually on this healthy plan and why you’re trying to live a healthier 04:05 lifestyle. So number two is time management. So a 04:12 lot of people who come to me as clients they know that they need to eat healthy 04:16 it’s gonna require some cooking , but they can’t seem to find the time. Now I know 04:21 we live very busy lives today it’s not like it used to be but we all have 24 04:26 hours in the day and some people can manage to do a lot more than others and 04:29 I think it comes down to time management, efficiency and you know asking for help 04:35 when you need it. My suggestion is to figure out where you spend your time. 04:39 So for three days write down a time journal – every single hour of yours 04:43 account it . This is going to be a little bit tedious but it’s gonna give you a 04:46 really good picture. When I did this I figured out how much time I was spending 04:50 on social media and on my phone just aimlessly scrolling and you know what 04:56 that is time that you could use for other things for cooking for meal prep 05:01 for exercise for meditation for all the things that you think you don’t have 05:05 time for. Number three – make cooking more enjoyable. So when it comes to healthy 05:11 eating, cooking is usually part of the process because I believe that it’s much 05:16 better to have home-cooked meals. Because no matter how well you try to eat when 05:20 you’re out you really don’t know the ingredients that they’re using and you 05:23 don’t have control over what they’ve put in their food but when you’re cooking at 05:27 home you have a lot more control. But I do understand that not everybody likes 05:31 cooking. I didn’t like cooking when I first started,but you have to realize 05:34 when it comes to long-term health enjoying cooking and making it less of a 05:40 chore goes a really long way. So I have a video on how to make cooking more 05:44 enjoyable. I’m going to link it in the description box below so watch the video 05:48 but the one tip I wanted to share here is to embrace experimentation because 05:53 the more you experiment in the kitchen the more you figure out what you enjoy 05:57 the more you’re going to enjoy cooking 06:00 Number four – let go of perfection! So I can’t count how many times I’ve had 06:08 clients come to me and they start the plan really well and two weeks in 06:13 something happens life happens or they’ve got something going on or 06:18 they’re busy they’ve gone on vacation and they fall off the wagon completely 06:23 and never get back on it because in their mind they need to do the plan 06:28 perfectly. But I don’t agree with that way of looking at health. Health is not 06:34 about being perfect all the time. It’s about doing what you can and doing 06:38 the best. So let’s say you know it’s Friday and you feel like you really need 06:44 a piece of cake enjoy it don’t beat yourself up for it don’t feel like you 06:48 need to punish yourself with an extra workout the next day. You don’t need to 06:52 do that and don’t use that cake on Friday as an excuse to eat poorly on 06:57 Saturday and Sunday so you can start on Monday. Don’t do that. That’s not the way 07:02 to go because that is the perfectionist attitude – oh I didn’t have a perfect 07:06 weekend so you know what I’m just gonna be bad all weekend and then I’m gonna do 07:11 well on Monday. It doesn’t need to be like that. Do your best everyday and when 07:16 you want indulge don’t beat yourself up for it because you are in this for the 07:20 long haul. Not for the short term -for the long haul. 07:23 So strive for progress not perfection! 07:29 Number five – find a buddy now this person is someone who’s gonna help you stay 07:34 accountable. It doesn’t need to be someone who’s doing the healthy eating 07:37 and living plan with you, it just needs to be someone who you’re comfortable 07:42 with and someone who can push you. Talk to your buddy once a week or once in two 07:46 weeks whatever works for you and tell them what your progress is and what 07:51 your setbacks are and see if they can give you some sort of advice or you 07:55 know their opinions on the matter and they can help push you in the right 07:58 direction. I find that when we have someone to talk 08:01 to and someone who will keep us accountable we are more likely to stick 08:06 to a plan as opposed to doing it on our own . So those are the five things! I hope 08:11 you enjoyed the video and learned something new. If you did, give it a 08:14 thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe. I create videos like this every week and 08:18 before you go and let me know in the comment box below what are some of your 08:23 main struggles when it comes to eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle? 08:27 I’d love to hear from you and you know maybe some of your ideas could become 08:31 topics for videos. Anyway I will see you in the next video. Bye! On August 31, 2018 By Admin Video Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Post navigation Previous PostMiddle-agers Aren’t Toddlers AnymoreNext PostMonsoon HEALTH CARE Precautions & Tips You Should Know!!