Tips & Tricks Part 3

In this section, we’ll go over:

  • Keep a Food Journal
  • Monitor Your Progress
  • Reward Yourself
  • Trick Your Routine

Keep a Food Journal

Maintaining a food journal can help you stay mindful of your eating habits. Write down what you eat, when you eat it, and how you feel afterward. This practice can help you identify patterns, triggers for overeating, and areas where you may need to make improvements.

Monitor Your Progress

Regularly track your progress, whether it’s through weight measurements, health assessments, or simply how you feel. Seeing tangible improvements can boost motivation and provide a sense of accomplishment. Keep a record of your achievements to remind yourself of how far you’ve come.

Reward Yourself

Rewarding yourself for reaching milestones and sticking to your dietary goals can boost motivation. Choose rewards that align with your healthy lifestyle, such as a new cookbook, fitness equipment, or a relaxing spa day. Recognizing your achievements reinforces positive behavior.

Trick Your Routine

The easiest approach for maintaining motivation involves tricking your habits and routines – the automatic pilots governing our days. Instead of summoning extra willpower, build cues that trigger preferred actions with minimal thinking.

For instance, keep washed and chopped veggies front-refrigerator-center for easy grabbing. Store indulgent treats out of direct eyesight to limit temptation cues. Set phone alarms reminding you to prep snacks or meals. Stack your pantry with approved staples so healthy choices become the default option. Once habits form through repeat triggers, maintaining momentum feels effortless.