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Sustainable Healthy Eating 101

Updated: Jan 27, 2021

If you're really ready for the kind of healthy eating you can hold on to, for the rest of your life, begin here.



Before you start working on specific nutrition skills, it helps to have some context.


Make the goal the goal.

You need to focus on the small g goals, your daily actions, in order to get to the big G GOAL of sustainable healthy nutrition. If your GOAL is to eat better to lose weight or improve your health, you need to consistently eat enough nutrients, get enough sleep, etc. By focusing on daily action, you avoid being distracted by the latest diet fad or other shiny new thing.



Goals are best achieved when they're SMART goals.

  • Specific

  • Measurable

  • Attainable

  • Realistic & Relevant

  • Timebound


Let's say your goal is to eat more fruit & vegetables (Specific).


Now, make it clearer by deciding how many fruit & veg per day (Measurable & Timebound).


Last, but not least, your reality check:

a) How will I get my daily fruit & veg (Attainable) and how confident am I that I can, and will, do that nearly every day (Realistic)? Nutrition Coaching HINT: You want to have a minimum of 85-90% confidence.

b) Based on current information, will this help my long term GOAL (Relevant)? I'll support you throughout the year by sharing the daily habits that work for long term change.


Take consistent imperfect action.

Your overarching goal, now and forever, is consistent imperfect action. If you choose to take actions that you have to white-knuckle through, they won't last. And life is pretty good at throwing curve balls at us. What you can and will do, repeatedly, establishes the habits that pave the way to better health.

Your mantra this year: "Imperfect Action"


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