Can we talk about Pinterest for one minute? I love me a good Pinterest craft. I love seeing a beautiful creation and thinking, “ya, I can totally recreate that reclaimed wooden pallet coffee table. No problem!”
And then, inevitably, a shitshow is born. My creation looks nothing like the gorgeous project that I intended it to. Let’s be serious here, anything I try to recreate from Pinterest is usually a fucking disaster but you know what? I could not possibly care less. I tried and I epically failed and life continues.
And that’s the thing about Pinterest fails – we all understand that they are no big deal. In fact, there are entire memes dedicated to them alone – and they’re hilarious. What I have found in my nutrition travels, however, is a very different scenario.
When it comes to food and nutrition, there seems to be this all or nothing kind of attitude. People think they have to be perfect with their diet 100% of the time so they don’t even bother trying because of the inevitable failure.
Think about it – how many times have you or someone you know started a complete diet overhaul on “Monday?” You go buck wild at Whole Foods, throw out anything that may be considered even the slightest bit unhealthy and basically eat boiled chicken and steamed broccoli for a week straight? It’s no shock when Saturday comes and dinner is an extra large pizza for one. You then decide that eating healthy is just too hard, too impractical and too unattainable… And back we go into the vicious cycle.
I’m here to change the dialogue and mindset about healthy eating. I’m officially giving you permission to suck at this. I am giving you permission to go half-assed at this. Because if there is one thing I know for sure it is that a little bit of change is better than no change at all.
What if instead of changing your entire life and way of eating, you just changed one small thing? What if you continued to change one small thing a week and kept that up for 6 months? What would your life look like then?
I’m not a psychic but I can confidently tell you, you’d look and feel a lot different than you do today. Stop thinking end result and start looking at change in small chunks.
What change actually looks like is different for everyone. It doesn’t have to be large to be effective. Here are some examples of small changes you can make that can have a huge impact on your overall health:
- Switch to almond milk in your morning coffee instead of cream
- Make one vegetarian meal a week
- Make your own chicken stock
- Have a DIY pizza night instead of ordering in
- Menu plan for the week
- Shop at a Bulk Food store
- Go grocery shopping with a list
- Make sure half of your plate is veggies
- Limit takeout to once per week
- Drink a smoothie for breakfast
- Batch cook
See? That wasn’t so bad, was it? Nothing crazy here, just simple steps you can take to begin to Do Better with your diet. You don’t need a culinary degree to accomplish any of the tasks either. It can be as simple as waking up and drinking a large glass of water before anything else. (You should totally do this by the way.) Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
If you need a bit of extra help, and there ain’t nothing wrong with that, you can check out the START HERE section on my website. It’s full of videos and recipes to help you get started living a healthier life!
Annnd, if you want even more info about how to rock this whole nutrition thing out of the park you can get on the waitlist for my brand new program called “The Do Better Diet” which is about – you guessed it, doing better with your diet!!
Sign up for the waitlist here so you don’t miss out on the launch!
Remember, progress not perfection is the name of the game. You’re in this for the long haul so don’t be afraid to try and fail and try again. At least you’re trying.