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5 Ways You Are Secretly Sabotaging Your Success

Is your progress stalling? Check out these 5 ways you my be secretly sabotaging your success!

1. Not Tracking Bites, Licks, and Tastes

Many people overlook the small things they consume throughout the day, not realizing how quickly they can add up. These "invisible" calories from bites, licks, and tastes—whether it's sampling while cooking, finishing off the kids' meals, or indulging in a bit of cream in your coffee—can significantly impact your nutritional goals. Consistently tracking everything you consume, no matter how small, can provide a more accurate picture of your caloric intake, helping you to make informed decisions about your diet and avoid unintentional overeating.

2. Putting Yourself in Bad Situations

Frequently, individuals sabotage their nutritional success by placing themselves in tempting situations that don't align with their goals. This could mean visiting a buffet when you're trying to limit portions, keeping unhealthy snacks readily available at home, or going to social events where you know you'll be tempted by foods that don't fit your nutritional plan. Awareness and planning can help avoid these pitfalls, such as eating a healthy meal before attending an event, bringing your own snacks or enough to share, or practicing polite refusal techniques.

3. Not Prepping

Meal prep is a key strategy for nutritional success. Failing to prepare meals and snacks in advance often leads to reaching for convenient, less healthy options when hunger strikes. By dedicating time each week to plan and prepare nutritious meals and snacks, you ensure that you have healthy choices readily available. This not only helps with portion control but also significantly reduces the temptation to indulge in unhealthy fast food or processed snacks.

4. Not Having Clear Goals (SMART Goals)

Setting vague or unrealistic goals is a common way individuals undermine their nutrition plans. Instead, goals should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound (SMART). This framework helps in creating clear and actionable objectives. For example, instead of setting a goal to "eat healthier," a SMART goal would be, "I will eat three servings of vegetables every day for the next month." This approach makes your progress easier to track and attain. We have another blog specifically dedicated to this topic!

5. Overdoing It/Being Obsessive

While dedication to your nutritional goals is commendable, being overly restrictive or obsessive can be counterproductive. This can lead to burnout, disordered eating patterns, or an unhealthy relationship with food. Balance is key. It's important to allow yourself flexibility and the occasional treat, focusing on a diet that's varied and rich in nutrients rather than restrictive and punitive. Remember, long-term success comes from creating a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, not adhering to extreme diets that are impossible to maintain.

If you are struggling, reach out to us to schedule your complimentary initial consultation and Fit3D scan here at REVOLUTIONIZE NUTRITION! Our nutritionists will teach, guide, and support you every step of the way! Also, give us a follow on Instagram and Facebook @revolutionizeusa !



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