But for some reason we begin to get frustrated about our lack of success when it comes to fat loss. Looking at the other things in our life we like predictability and we succeed with predictability, plans and schedules.
So why is it when somebody says, "to lose fat you have to plan your meals," that we get all bent out of shape because its TOO orderly and regimented, and only obsessive people will plan their meals and track their food intake.
Here are 4 steps to starting a good habit:
- Be realistic. If your habit is to eat 9 pieces of fruit a day, that's most likely not going to happen and you'll end up frustrated and unmotivated.
- Make it easy. A habit of exercising everyday is not easy. And you'll quickly burnout. But a habit of taking an Omega-3 fish oil supplement is pretty easy. It takes 5 seconds and you're done with it. So make it an easy habit, but make sure it's a productive habit. A habit for the sake of a habit is a BAD habit!
- Set the time. If you're going to start a habit, make sure you set the time and set a reminder for that habit. If it's fruit and yogurt in the afternoon, be as specific as possible and say fruit and yogurt at 2:53 pm.
- Acknowledge your success in developing a good habit!! Tell everybody about your good habit and tell them about the effects! So you made it through your first dinner without grains?? Made it through the first week? Tell somebody about it!