Change and PerfectionMarch 2018
Written by Jessica Worth, Nutritionist, Sydney, Mona Vale
Change is one of those funny things. For some of us it is easy to do, easy to adjust, and others, it is so incredibly hard. In nutrition, often I am asking you to change in some form. Whether that be tweaks to your diet, to increase or decrease your daily movement, to change up how you’ve always done something.
Trust me, as someone who is not the best with change, I know it is hard to do. Especially when it comes to sticking with this change. Maybe you fit into the category of; all or nothing. You’re killing it, then about 2 weeks in old habits start slipping back into place and you’re back at square one, all the changes you made are gone. It happens to the best of us. When it does, you need to take some responsibility and own up, be honest with yourself, and ask yourself why?
Once you’ve taken ownership of it, guess what? You can change.
Cue the explosion sounds, because I think I just blew your mind.
You will also get a bit of tough-love from me. You’re using my services to help you, but you’re ignoring everything I’ve said. To answer your question, yes it is frustrating.
In saying this, the other important thing to remember is that no body is perfect! No one. Forget what you see on Instagram, because that is a snippet of time and often a totally made-up or manipulated situation. Keep it real people!
Perfection and change often go hand-in-hand.
In order to change many people feel like you need to be perfect at that change. Wrong. You can slip up, and it is OK. As long as the main principle of the change has become part of your lifestyle. I know for me, I’m a total perfectionist. Everything has to be perfect, if not I have obviously failed in some way. Right? Wrong. But hey, I’m a continual work in progress too. See my post here about my relapse into emotional eating.
Once you come to realisation that you do not need to be perfect, guess what? You can change. I know, I just blew your mind again.
The best thing you can do for your health is make the best decisions possible for you! I can guide you. I can give you all the tips you need. But you are the one that needs to make that change.
Until next time… x
Jessica is a passionate nutritionist who specialises in helping women achieve their health goals. With a special interest in digestion, hormone health and weight-loss, Jessica works with clients to create a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Nutrition consultations with Jess are available face-to-face on Sydney’s northern beaches and via Skype anywhere in the world.
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