Many of us, whether we voice it or not, have at one point or another desired to change our physical appearance. Often times, this is a result of seeing someone else whom we ‘wished we looked like’ or from feeling poorly either physically or mentally.
The amazing yet annoying thing about this, is that obtaining this idea of ‘leanness’ is actually quite simple:
Eat plenty of fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, and quality proteins while limiting processed foods, ‘unhealthy’ fatty foods, high sugar foods, alcohol, and our portion sizes.
Why then, doesn’t everyone do this and obtain their idea of ‘leanness’? Also simple:
We as humans overcomplicate many facets of our lives and tend too often to eat as an emotional response rather than to fuel our bodies.
Too often, we as humans justify our consumption of the foods we should avoid by blaming family or friends, stressful or long days, low energy levels, or boredom.
This is not to say, however, that you should avoid foods you enjoy. Part of this ‘lifetime of leanness’ idea is learning to create healthy, flavorful meals which satisfy your body and your mind. Enjoying the foods you consume is VERY important to overall success with your body, your mental state, your social life, etc.
What does this all boil down to? Mindset. Will power. Planning ahead.
What do we do now? How do we find a way to enjoy our lives and yet accomplish our goals?
Stay tuned for more in-depth discussions on how to adapt your mindset and your habits to sustain and successful obtain your ideal version of leanness.
Your C5 Nutrition Coach,