Why consistency is the greatest driving factor to success in physiological and psychological change
We talk a lot around this time of year about making changes; cutting foods out of our diet, and committing to certain exercise routines that we aren’t usually used to doing. So many of us want to commit to making a real change to our routines to ensure we finally achieve what we set out to do. The issue with this is how long these drastic changes end of lasting. 1 month? 2 months?
Before we make these drastic changes we need to ask ourselves what measures are we going to take to ensure we adhere to these changes? For example if our routine change is to cut out sugar from our diets, have we researched to see what the best alternatives are? These are the things people overlook when making these changes and soon fall short and fall back into their old ways.
My question to all of you out there is this… Do you really need to make whatever these drastic changes are to your life to achieve what you want? For example if you are wanting to lose weight (Body Fat), then rather than completely cutting out a macronutrient such as carbohydrates, can you not create a suitable plan that incorporates carbohydrates moderately? This way we can stick to our diets in a more consistent way. Removing anything completely (especially something you know you over-consume) will always lead to craving’s and inevitably binge eating scenarios.
Always remember, you can have your favourite foods as long as its in moderation! If eating a single block of chocolate every day for a month stops you from binging on 3 bars of it all at once on a weekend, then that method of consumption will help you achieve your weight loss goals!