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When an athlete or celebrity posts their current eating plan on social media it can be tempting to think that following their exact plan will result in looking like them.
However, this is unlikely to hold true. 😅
Why? Because your nutritional and lifestyle needs are likely to be different to theirs. In many cases, they won’t even be remotely similar! The types of food, energy requirements (calories) and macro and micronutrients that YOU need is going to completely depend on you. 😀
More importantly, it takes time to create and build new habits around food, eating, and supporting lifestyle factors (e.g. sleep, stress, exercise, mindset, family, medical issues etc). So even if there’s a strong need for you to change the type and quantity of food you’re eating, this will take time, many small steps and ongoing personal experimentation (i.e. figuring out what works and doesn’t work for YOU!).
The biggest factor that determines someone’s ability to succeed when it comes to changing a dietary habit is their ability to ADHERE TO IT OVER TIME. Making radical overnight changes or trying to copy someone else usually doesn’t result in long term adherence.
Instead of trying to copy exactly what someone else is doing (or what they appear to be doing) ask yourself these questions:
⭐️ What can I learn from this person and how can I apply this to my specific context? ⭐️ What is the good stuff they’re doing that I could be doing more of? ⭐️ What are the underlying beliefs, habits, and skills that are allowing this person to eat like this? How could these help me improve my eating?
It’s great to learn from others, try new things, and look for external inspiration. However, there is a big difference between learning from someone and copying them. Remember to be YOU, and eat for your needs and lifestyle!
💕Facts. • Your thoughts create chemistry in your body. And your feelings are the gauge/dashboard giving you feedback in your life. • If you don’t pay attention and honor these things, you’ll be setting yourself up for failure. • Real health is also healthy relationships, healthy self-talk, and cultivating traits of healthy character (like patience, compassion, and respect). • Don’t just work on your body, work on your heart and mind as well. ... See MoreSee Less