Motivation from someone like you

Motivation from someone just like you

As nutritionists and dietitians it is often presumed that we are these perfect strict professionals that never make mistakes with our eating habits. However, it is because we love food so much that we have chosen to make this our profession and just like everybody else we have our bad habits relating to food. It is these small habits that can turn into big habits that can rule your life if you let them.

I have just recently turned 27 and find myself self-reflecting on certain aspects of my life. It’s easy enough to complain to friends about why you cannot do something; “I wish I could start exercising regularly but I have no free time”, “I wish I had more time to take my dog for a walk each day”,” I wish I could eat healthier but my partner doesn’t like it when I cook healthy things”.

It is another thing to start putting plans in motion. This is where I have developed a strategy to help me with the things that I would like to change in my life. For example, I have bitten my nails for as long as I can remember and have always told myself I would stop one day. A couple of weeks ago I came to the realisation that that day was today and decided to stop. After one week of not biting them they were looking amazing! I figured well that wasn’t that hard! So while I was feeling positive and accomplished, I decided to set myself another goal.

The next goal I set for myself was to prepare my own breakfast everyday for a week. Once the week was over I was so happy with myself for going through with it I decided to set myself another goal for the coming week. And this is the strategy that I implement into my life to allow for gradual lifelong change. I pick something in my life that I would like to eliminate or change and allow myself one week to complete.  Once the week is over I assess how I went and whether I can continue it in the future.

Doing it for one week seems less daunting compared to placing too many restrictions on yourself. However, if it is a habit that you really need to kick, allow yourself a month then self reflect at the end of the month, and be honest with yourself. Assess if you really need that habit back in your life or whether your life will be better without it. Once you change a few small things in your life you will feel like you can tackle anything! 

Written by Kirra Hycza Owens, Nutritionist

Nutrition Force is a Western Australian based company of Nutritionists and Accredited Practising Dietitians that offer weight loss programsprivate dietetic consultationschildren’s nutrition & dietetics, school nutrition and  Corporate Wellness programs.  If you would like more information on our Perth Dietitians and the other services we offer call us today on (08) 9385 7755.

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