7 Healthy Habits of Successful Dieters
What are some healthy habits that enable a successful diet? Here are 7 habits that can help you achieve your diet goals.
Weight loss is not achieved overnight. Consistency with nutrition intake on a daily basis is where we see real results over time. Inconsistency makes it difficult to gauge and evaluate whether or not the diet changes are beneficial for your overall goal. In building a strong habit of keeping your nutrition consistent, you’re better equipped to understand what is most helpful for your health journey.
- A Growth Mindset
It’s easy for us to get stuck in old familiar habits and have a fixed mindset about what we can achieve. However, having a growth mindset can help us see a starting point full of opportunity that can grow with time and effort. Developing a healthy nutrition skillset is something that can be fostered through a growth mindset of positivity and an understanding that your starting point provides opportunity for growth.
- Understanding the Real Goal
The real objective to dieting and weight loss is to establish process-oriented goals that involve prolonged healthy habits. Without the healthy habits, weight loss efforts and goals will always be short term, thus creating short term results. Wanting to create lifelong healthy habits starts with creating goals that emphasize the importance of the process.
We are all human, and we all have slip-ups! No one is perfect all the time, and allowing yourself the forgiveness to keep moving forward when it happens is a key habit to successful diet changes. The best thing about slip-ups? It provides an opportunity for reflection, growth and learning.
- Feedback and Accountability
Listening to feedback allows us to evaluate and recognize what is serving us best, and what habits need to be changed. Recognizing that feedback and accountability are integral pieces to making sustainable health habits is key to leaving bad habits behind and allowing new healthy ones to form.
- Avoid Comparison
When we compare ourselves to others, we trap ourselves into negative ways of thinking about our current status and goals. The only true measure comes from where you started and where you want to be. Your self-improvements are the only comparison that matters!
- Priority Trade-Offs
Food logs and fitness trackers are a great way to not only keep you focused with your goals, but a helpful tool to see where your priorities are landing. If you are trading off certain health goals for social outings, determining the best way to go about building those healthy habits without the trade-off is a great way to keep you on track.
Working with a registered dietitian to establish and foster healthy habits is one of the best ways to achieve sustainable health goals. Whether you are trying to lose weight, gain muscle or create healthier habits for your family, working with a dietitian can provide the support you need to make those goals a reality. Contact us here to setup a free 15 minute introduction to learn how to make your diet and health goals a reality!