If you want to make lifelong change(s) to your diet, you will need to take the necessary steps 1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣ and time ⏳ to get you to your destination.
Some of these steps may be hard - especially in the beginning - BUT in the end, YOU will BENEFIT 🎉🏆.
Personally, the hardest for me was facing what I was currently EATING WITHOUT JUDGING MYSELF for it. The great news is, once that first step was done, I was able to build momentum to keep going.
The same can be said for you!
After looking at what you're eating now and how it's affecting your life, think about what you'd realistically like it to be in your ideal scenario📝. This could be having more energy😃, losing some weight, getting more lean muscle mass💪🏻, etc. Think of the big picture.
Then look at how your current big picture has to change to help you get closer to your ideal big picture. It may be a little; it may be a lot.
That's fine so long as you set aside an appropriate amount of time for yourself to add all the adjustments to your diet📆. The more adjustments you have to add, the more time you'll need to make permanently part of your life.
This could include habits and/or choices related to
What you eat: Whole foods or processed?
When you eat: Every 3-4 hours or sporadically?
How you eat: In the middle of work or on a table mindfully eating?
From my experience, changes that last a lifetime can take from a few weeks to a few months to comfortably insert it into your lifestyle.
The trick when it comes to the adjustments is they have to be deliberate, doable actions🎬.
Rather than "have some vegetable during meals", say "have 1-2 fistfuls of vegetables during lunch and dinner".
Instead of "drink more water", say "drink at least 2L of water a day" or "drink at least 0.5L by noon"
Once all of these planning stages are done, it's a matter of doing what you said you'd do!
What's your next action to get you closer to your ideal scenario?