I know this may sound hard to believe, but even dietitians need help getting - and staying - motivated. It's no easy task, especially this time of year. Whether you're trying to eat healthier, exercise more, or lose a few pounds, there are always a variety of convenience excuses tempting you to forget about your health goals.
Of course, the holiday season brings new temptations to the table (pun totally intended!) and forces you to make a choice - stick with your goal? Or dive head-first into the candy bowl? Before you pick option B, let me share a few things that motivate me to make better health choices each day.
- Having energy.
- You feel more energized when you eat healthy. Period.
- Making even just one healthy choice can lead to another because it gives you confidence to know you CAN do it!
- When I think of my family and how much I want them to live healthy lives, it reminds me take the initiative and set a good example.
Truth is, each person is unique and has their own set of motivations. What motivates you?