Based on these Google searches it became clear to me that if people are showing interest in these ‘quotes’ we might finally be one step closer to being nicer to ourselves and our bodies. One can hope that the goals that we set and the dreams that we have are starting to get more reasonable and less about getting as skinny as possible, even though in a world of positive body image skinny is just as beautiful too.
Healthy is the new skinny and it’s wonderful that we are all starting to accept that being healthy is an outfit that looks different on everybody, no ones journey, goals or perception of what healthy means is the same so please don’t look around you to compare, instead try and put your main focus on you and only look to others for inspiration.
Healthy is the new black, but what we wish for at Lifesum is that being healthy is more than a passing trend. We want people to learn to be healthy in the long run. Striving to live a healthy life should never be a about following a trend, it should be a lifestyle just like the last “quote” implies, it’s not a size it’s a lifestyle.
Together we can make sure that this health trend sticks and becomes a lifestyle!
1. You need to know why
If you’re serious about making it last there’s a bunch of questions you really need to have answers to. Why do I want to be healthy? Why is that important to me? How do I think healthy will make me feel? What exactly is it about ‘healthy’ that I’m looking for?
2. Goals goals goals
If you already have a clear goal and are working towards it, just keep doing what you’re doing. If you don’t, set up a goal and take one small (I mean really small!) step towards it every day. So say for example that you’ve heard that eggs are healthy then go ahead and have 2 boiled eggs for breakfast every day this week. Measurable and clear.
3. You need to chillax!
It will feel silly in the beginning but there’s seriously no point even getting started with a lifestyle change if you rush into it. I have got the honest with you here, I’ve never seen anyone succeed to maintain a healthy weight or keeping up with a low sugar intake for a longer period if they rush into it. Boredom strikes quickly if it’s too tough and depriving.
4. Be consistent! 1 + 1 + 1
Count and see the progress clearly. It could be days, water glasses, steps walked, breakfasts eaten, lunches containing vegetables etc. See if you can do it every day for 30 days. Don’t even think about what happens after that, just focus on these 30 days and be consistent with what you’ve decided to do. Text your brother, mother or best friend or make a small dash on a post it when you’re done it.
/ Lovisa, Nutritionist at Lifesum
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