It can be really hard to ‘stay on track’. You have your goals set and your intentions are to stick to the plan.. Here are some tips on how you can keep yourself more accountable to your goals and the plan!
Strategy #1 – Write it Down!
Study of nearly 1,700 participants shows that keeping a food diary can double a person’s weight loss. The study found that the best predictors of weight loss were how frequently food diaries were kept and how many support sessions the participants attended. Those who kept daily food records lost twice as much weight as those who kept no records.
I get my clients to note down everything then update their spreadsheet at the end of the week! Doing this not only gives data which over weeks can show trends, but it helps reflect on the week and ask ‘what went well?’ or ‘what could I do better?’
Strategy #2 – Prime Your Environment
Get anything that is not part of your plan out of the house! And I don’t mean go and consume all the chocolate! But if it is in the house it will be consumed.
Set up your supplements where you can see them. Put out your workout clothes the night before. Charge your fitbit on your bedside table so it prompts you as soon as you wake up. Put up your goals where you can see them.
Strategy #3 – Set timers / Reminders
Keep forgetting to take your fish oil? Terrible are remembering to charge your fitbit? Set yourself reminders to help you follow through on your plan and goals.
I have my clients set reminders every night that prompts them to fill in their daily data collection sheet. Let’s not leave it up to chance, rather put systems in place to increase the likelihood of us following through with it!
Strategy #4 – Order Groceries Online!
The cheeky supermarkets are primed to suck you in – clever marketing. Big signs at the front of the isles, big yellow tags on the sale items and if you go there when you are hungry you are DOOMED!
Try online shopping and either pick it up yourself or get it delivered. I even have a fruit and veggie order delivered each week. In doing this you are not tempting your willpower as you can create preset lists and just order exactly what you need.
Which of these resonated with you the most?
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