“Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.” –Samuel Smiles
Many can agree with the above quote and many cannot due to the fact of wanting to climb to the top of the ladder of success over night.
The fastest route is not always the best route to take though… nothing in life comes easy. True success takes work and consistency and lots of it.
There will be times where you will be half way up the ladder and be tested and knocked down to the bottom, but over time, you will, and can, reach the top of the ladder of success in any endeavor you seek.
This same approach goes for changing your lifestyle in regard to nutritional habits. Changing your nutritional habits does not happen overnight… it takes time, consistency, education, and hard work day in and day out in order for it to develop into a daily behavioral habit and thus become a lifestyle.
You Need to Build a Strong Foundation
An analogy you can think of is a house and its foundation. Building the foundation of the house is where it all begins. Without that strong base and layout of a foundation…there is no beautiful home built to last years and years.
Same concept with nutrition…you need to build a foundation so that it can set you up for:
- Including the foods, you enjoy eating
- Not depriving yourself for the sake of deprivation
- Consistency, adherence, and longevity
- Transitioning it all into a lifestyle so you can see yourself on the nutrition program for days, weeks months, and years on end
You Need to Slowly Advance to Higher Nutrition Levels
Do you think all the celebrities on TV or in the magazines with nice bodies or the bikini or figure competitors changed their exercise nutritional habits overnight?
We highly doubt that and they all most likely started from the bottom of the ladder, made mistakes, learned from them, educated themselves, and gradually advanced up the ladder from beginners to intermediates and finally to advanced levels of nutrition.
- It starts with building good behavioral habits
- Having a vision and goal within nutrition
- Then cleaning up your diet, learning nutrient dense food selections, understanding portion control, and then incorporating personal preferences and flexibility for consistency, adherence, and longevity
Why Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over If you Don’t Have to?
What if we told you, you can eat the foods you like and still get results?
What if you were able to melt body fat away, increase muscle mass, and strength, so that you can change your body composition, and look and feel strong and sexy in your own skin?
What if you didn’t have to dread nutrition anymore and deprive yourself just for the sake of deprivation?
What if you were able to avoid all these mistakes, get rid of your pain points, and educate yourself on building a solid foundation in nutrition so you get started in the right direction to have success long term?
And, most importantly build a solid foundation with a nutrition program you can see yourself following days, weeks, months, and years on end?
What if you were able to teach your kids and family these tools, skills, and habits to set them up for success?
In the next article, we will show you how to lay down the bricks to Flexible Nutrition.