Something to think about as you set goals
December 29, 2017
If you are like most people, you made a goal for the new year to change something about how you eat.
Maybe your goal is to lose weight.
As you turn another year older, maybe your goal for this year will be to avoid gaining weight.
Perhaps your goal is to figure out how to eat in a way that makes you feel less tired, more energetic. Emerging research on the gut microbiome reveals that the effects of our food choices extend far beyond calories.
Getting your body and gut feeling comfortable and “normal” again may be your goal.
When people work with me to make changes to how they eat, the plan I devise for them is unique to their circumstances, medical history, food likes and dislikes, budget, and their life. Everyone is unique.
But there is one piece of advice I give to everyone who sees me for nutrition counseling:
As you progress on your journey of changing how you eat,
don’t compare your progress to anyone else’s progress or pace!
Look at the three sets of tracks in this photograph that I recently took.
On the far left, notice that there is a wide amount of space between each set of footprints. Some of us move forward with big leaps.
The middle track has footprints that are closer together and there are more of them. Some of us have to take a few more steps to reach our goal.
The set of tracks on the far right has footprints that are close together and there are many more steps than in either of the other tracks. It took more steps to get to the other side and may have taken that person longer.
Yet each person walking across the field reached their goal of getting to the trees.
The important thing is that if you keep moving forward, you CAN get to where you want to be.
When you’re ready to make a change, or if you need help in moving forward, contact me. Together we’ll figure out where you want to get to and how to get there. You’ll get support and encouragement from me, but never judgment!
Having personally struggled with weight and gut health issues, I understand how easy it is to think that food is the enemy especially with the changes our bodies undergo as we age. It doesn’t have to be that way!
I love using my extensive education and coach approach to help people realize it is possible to feel better and be healthier while still enjoying their life and food.