With the new year, I have had more and more people contact me to ask about what this whole “paleo” thing is all about. Unfortunately many of them have already tried it and failed after just a few weeks. Mostly because they dove in head first and went cold turkey. Well I’ve been working on a series of posts that I am very excited to kick off tonight, as the Olympics end (anyone else feel like they flew by this year, or was that just me!?).
Rockin’ Fit Noms Baby Steps to Paleo I
Identify Your Mantra
Wait what, my first step has NOTHING to do with FOOD!? Yes that’s right – it is FAR more important to get the right mindset FIRST anytime you make a diet/lifestyle change.
It is important to determine a strong reason for wanting to start eating paleo (or just eating healthier in general) – it makes “sticking to it” a lot easier. Your reason can be purely for health reasons or can be much more personal. It just needs to be strong, sustainable over the long run (so “To lose 10 pounds” is not sustainable over the long run), and easy to recite. Your reason can then become a “mantra” in tough social situations, when you are stressed or just at your wits end with all this healthy crap.
Some Examples: “To get to & maintain a healthy weight,” “To control my autoimmune disease,” “To prevent or control cancer and disease,” “To support strength and muscle building” or simply “To stay forever young”
So if you are thinking about taking the paleo plunge, or already have and failed, ask yourself first – WHY? And find your mantra.
Would love to hear some of your mantras – please share in the comments if you are willing :)