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Diets don’t start on a Monday!

“If I must start somewhere, right here and now is the best place imaginable.”

– richelle e. goodrich

 ‘I’ll start again Monday’? You’ve been dieting, fallen off the bandwagon, and now you’re looking for that fresh start. Monday, that’s a good day to start, isn’t it? 

A new week, weekend eating and drinking is done, you’re feeling ready. Monday arrives. Where is that motivation? Weren’t you going to start that diet today?

We’ve all been there, many times, which just goes to show that if starting on a Monday was the way forward it would work and we wouldn’t have to keep restarting on Mondays.

I’d like you to try a new mindset. You’re done dieting. Dieting involves restriction and guilt, both things we don’t want to associate with food. What you are going to do is eat in a more nutritious way instead. When you eat you’re going to choose more nutritious foods. You’re going to put a lovely mixture of food groups on your plate or in your lunch box. Some healthy wholegrain carbs, lots of lovely colourful fresh fruit and veg, some lean protein and some dairy or other healthy fats.

As you are making it, think how great that food is going to taste, how it will make you feel, how much energy you’ll have, and how much longer you’ll feel satisfied for. Doesn’t eating a meal like this feel so good? Isn’t it better than that food you usually grab because it is easy, but knowing you’ll beat yourself up for it later?

Start this TODAY. Start this NOW. It doesn’t matter what happened yesterday. You can’t change that. It doesn’t even matter what happened earlier today, because that’s been and gone. What you can change are the choices you make from now on. What is the point in waiting until Monday? You’ll just add to your guilt and by the time Monday comes you’ll feel worse than you do now.

So start NOW. Make your next meal a meal of great nutritious choices and feel good about it.