Nutrition is hard and I will be the first one to admit it. Years and years of eating can create so many different habits both conscious and unconscious that we are unaware of. In order to see the results that you want and change things such as body composition, energy, how you feel, and your relationship with food you must change both how you eat and what you eat.
One of the phrases we talk about when we are working on nutrition with someone is the idea of “becoming an explorer”, but what does that really mean.
Think back to a time you went through a change in your life, it could be when you got a new job, moved, or started a new relationship. In most cases, things probably felt a little awkward a first and you may have felt a little uncomfortable. In order for things to work out, you couldn’t just run and go back to your old ways, things would have to be uncomfortable for a little and you had to push through it and figure everything out.
The same concept applies when changing your nutrition. You need to be an explorer.
I feel that there are two big concepts that go along with being an explorer that I want to talk about today.
Allowing Yourself To Be Uncomfortable
We all understand what it means to be uncomfortable in our life but what does it mean to be uncomfortable with your nutrition? It could mean a few different things, it might mean trying new food, trying different proteins and vegetables so that you don’t get bored eating the same ones and get sick of them. It could mean being strict telling your friends and family members that you aren’t going to eat that big piece of cake at a party. It could mean allowing yourself too be hungry at times and not running for food anytime you get the slightest feeling of hunger. Now I am not saying any of these things are easy, in fact, they are pretty hard which is why it feels uncomfortable but if your goals are important to you being uncomfortable is a must.
Trying Plan B if Plan A Did Not Work
For some reason with nutrition if things don’t work out right away we are too quick to abandon ship altogether and give up and go back to our old habits. Part of being an explorer includes understanding that not everything will work and being able to get over it and try something else. Think back to a time you had a new job; I guarantee you messed things up the first month and had to continue to learn and grow. It is the same thing with our nutrition, you will mess things up, you will try things that don’t work and that is okay, just keep trying! Maybe you were all excited to try a new recipe loaded with veggies and proteins only to find out you hate it. Who cares!? You tried and you know for next time you either need to tweak the recipe or try a new one altogether.
Our life is one big exploration, that is how we grow, change and become better. The same concept applies to our nutrition, in order to change we must become explorers.
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