With New Years resolutions just around the corner, this is the key to success. Start small, build and maintain new habits, then progress from there. Thanks for sharing @regenerativeperformance 🙏🏼 #Repost @regenerativeperformance
A common approach I use with patients when making lifestyle and nutritional changes is figuring out the amount of change they can make with near 100% certainty. Note, I said near. No one needs to be perfect.⠀
If you think you can get five servings of fruit and vegetables per day 60 to 70% of the time, but can guarantee you can get two servings of vegetables 98-100% of the time, you are better off getting the two servings consistently so you can build a pattern. It will be much easier and you will be able to work up to the four to five servings of vegetables per day consistently much quicker by starting out with something you can be consistent with as opposed to inconsistent.⠀
If you are struggling with being consistent with a change you're trying to make in your life, scale back that change until you can be consistent, and you'll find your results will be very different.⠀
Once it becomes a habit and you have control over this habit, then you can start to apply the 80:20 rule, where 80% of the time you choose to follow the habits that you know improve your health and longevity, and 20% of the time you choose to have a bit more fun.