Now, this may not seem like a big deal to some people. We are becoming conditioned to think that weight loss and lifestyle changes should happen dramatically and all at once. We watch shows like The Biggest Loser and Extreme Weight Loss and see that in an hour or two of television time, candidates loose a shocking amount of weight and seem to completely have new lives (new hairstyle and clothes included!) While we know this happened over time, the editing of TV makes it look as though it was a dramatic change in a short period of time.
Here’s the truth: It’s the small changes, over time, that accumulate and eventually lead to a success!
With my client, we started by changing 1 thing in her diet, her snack choices in the late afternoon. Once she made a switch to healthier options and this became a habit, we moved on to the next item, and so on. Over a period of time, she slowly incorporated these changes and they led to a result: Jeans a size smaller!
So acknowledge and celebrate your small successes, as they will eventually accumulate and lead to the big ones!