Know Your Numbers
“Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet.” - Dan Bennett
Have you ever invested in the latest book, product, a new class or an inspiring seminar that left you feeling enthusiastic and committed to a healthy goal? Self-Improvement is now a multi-billion-dollar industry in part because these tools leave us feeling pumped, powerful and hopeful.
Every January first, millions of people resolve to do something differently as we vow to eat right, exercise regularly, save more, spend less. If you've ever made a resolution and failed to keep it, don't worry! You're in good company. Of the people who make resolutions, 75% will last only a week!
“The second day of the diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off of it.” - Jackie Gleason
The Top 3 Reasons people quit their wellness resolutions:
1. Time - Hectic schedule vs. Health goals: The bottom line is that we have time for what we do. That means prioritizing your wellness both nutritionally and physically.
2. Disappointment - Desired goals vs. Actual results: Future health benefits are like a mirage and thus fail to maintain their inspiration over the long haul. Easy action steps that result in specific, measurable and realistic goals can mean the difference between maintaining your commitment or lack of permanent progress. For most people, overweight and sub-optimal health are not sudden onset conditions; in the same way, overnight cures are not the solution.
3. Motivation - Should do vs. Want to: No matter what we are taught, there is a tendency to return to our normal. The normal that got us exactly where we don’t want to be anymore! That’s why it is important to understand WHY in addition to WHAT. Positive health is our greatest source of wealth, yet so many of us don't have it. Billions of dollars certainly indicate it isn't from a lack of interest! Understanding why is key to trumping the excuses that have hindered us from achieving and maintaining Permanent Positive Health.
Nutrition Education is a means to a goal. While a healthy weight is important, being truly healthy goes well beyond the number on your scale. Let's face it, even people who maintain a healthy weight put themselves at risk for preventable diseases if they are not eating correctly.
Positive health includes the absence of disease, better physical and mental performance and an abundance of vitality.
Rather than focusing exclusively on that number on your scale, I encourage you to redirect your focus to your internal numbers including: cholesterol ratios, triglyceride and glucose levels, and markers of internal inflammation. When you understand how your internal numbers influence your external results, it becomes much easier to make the choices that achieve measurable improvements to your overall health, including your weight.
My workshops and seminars are relevant and empowering and will leave your audience with a unique blend of meaningful education and practical tools, tips and techniques. If you are interested in booking me to come speak to your office or group, please go to my website (yumtumnutrition.com) and fill out the contact form or
email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today is February 1st. The perfect day to recommit to your wellness goals for 2017!