Get out of Balance to Find Success
I just enjoyed a morning with several of my clients. We connected on food, family, and life. Most of us had coffee, some sipped on a smoothie while one had breakfast. You guessed it, she had salad. It looked delicious and she had us all wishing we had waited for breakfast as well.
Why a salad? Why at breakfast?
She said in order to give herself the best chance to make progress towards her goal, she needed to stay out of balance. Balance for her was her normal way of eating and living. She purposely is trying to stay out of 'normal' - out of balance.
I totally agree and have seen getting off balance gives you the opportunity for success. By staying away from what is normal eating for you, you'll have to focus on being not normal. You'll find new ways to find satisfaction in food and in life.
Here are 4 ways we strategized to keep us off balance:
- Change up your normal type of food. In this case eat salad for breakfast instead of what you normally would have ordered or grabbed from home.
- Keep yourself off balance by not bringing your trigger items into your living space. For one of us, that meant leaving the hummus at the store so she wouldn't be tempted to grab the chips too
- Giving yourself perimeters to live by also keep us off balance. "If God didn't make it then I'm not eating it", was what one of the ladies desires to live by. It was another way of saying - I'm not going to eat processed foods.
- Bring your own food or drink to social occasions. Bringing enough to share of your favorite healthy food at a potluck of is one way, but also carrying your own water bottle when others are drinking calorie laden drinks helps.
Mental focus and physical determination will allow you to be off balance and yet move closer to your goal.
What will throw you off balance today?
To Your Best Health,