Why your lifestyle change isn't happening
In June of this year, a popular documentary hit the e-shelves of Netflix called What the Health. The response has been far and wide with many claiming a conversion to veganism or citing its research to support their current lifestyle.
What The Health recommends people ditch animal food product and adopt a vegan diet
The film tells viewers the most healthy way of eating is cutting out all meat, fish, and dairy
It makes claims that these products are making us fat, giving us cancer, and poisoning us with toxins
One of the claims it makes says one egg a day is as bad as five cigarettes
There are many articles out there either in support or heavily criticising these statements. Clearly I am not at all surprised why you may be feeling confused and at wits end as to what you should be buying, cooking, feeding your family.
Not only is content like that featured in 'What the Health?' frustrating but it is preventing you guys from moving towards a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Find a Way, Not an Excuse...
These are my 5 main reasons why you guys still haven’t taken the first step...
Reason 1: You know intellectually what to do (for example, to stop eating processed foods and eat real food instead) but unfortunately, knowledge does not always change behaviour.
Reason 2: You haven’t emotionalised it; the “wanting” isn’t strong enough. The idea of it is nice (fitting into those jeans), but what has to be done to achieve that goal isn’t all that attractive.
Reason 3: “Making a lifestyle change” can often become an overwhelming undertaking that most people avoid. Instead, you stick to old and easier habits.
Reason 4: You are confused. The good news is, it’s not your fault. There’s currently a war raging between nutrition and fitness professionals: there’s the vegetarian, the vegan and raw vegan, the pescetarian, the meatatarian, the paleotarian, and the flexitarian, and each nutrition expert representing these creeds of eating believes he/she has got it right.
“People will generally accept facts as truth, only if the facts agree with what they already believe.”
That couldn’t be truer when it comes to nutritional advice; sadly, the people who are trying everything they can to lose weight and get in better shape are being bombarded with conflicting advice. What looks like laziness is often exhaustion from the overwhelming influx of conflicting and confusing information, with people often choosing Yo Yo diets or surgery out of nothing more than desperation.
Reason 5: You believe that someone else has the solution or that some revolutionary product has yet to be discovered. Brief rant here, and let me be clear: there is no magic pill. The greatest personal trainer of all time cannot make you change, nor can the greatest dietician or nutritionist of all time force you to follow their “guidelines.” Even if you were selected for “The Biggest Loser,” it doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed the prize money at the end.
Are you interested in reaching your goals for your life and health? Do you want to have more energy, feel better in your body? Get in touch with me.
We will address what you value most from your well-being and use these visions to motivate specific goals that bring you closer to where you want to be.
Ultimately, working together will lead to permanent, positive changes.
Please feel free to contact me and discuss the most appropriate programme for you.
What is intrinsically motivating you to want to be healthy?
I would love to hear more from you people; What you find works, what are your struggles and what you are currently doing to address your Health and Wellbeing.