If you’re thinking about changing your diet or working on your health, it can be difficult to know how to start or what to work towards. Many people set themselves improbable goals and then get disappointed when they do not achieve them. However, we don’t want that to happen to you! So, before you undertake a huge dietary change, ask yourself some of these questions.
These top questions come to you from a Bidvine nutritionist, Don Gordon. He is a top-rated nutritionist and personal trainer, and can help you make meaningful dietary change in your life. If you’d like to hire Don, continue reading and visit his profile to learn more about his services!
Without further ado, let’s get into the top 10 questions you should ask yourself for healthy dietary change.
10 Questions for Healthy Dietary Change
1. What is it about my dietary habits I would like to change?
Being specific helps to identify where potential gaps or deficiencies may be and also strengths to work with. It also brings focus for setting some SMART goals
2. When and where do I want this? At home, at work, or around my training?
Timing is everything, again it brings clarity, next week next month tomorrow, breakfast, lunchtime weekends? Do I struggle when I’m at work, do I work shifts? Am I competing, travelling a lot? Lots of variables and different circumstances will impact timing and execution and ultimately how successful you can be in reaching your goals.
3. How will I know when this outcome is achieved? What will you see, hear, feel?
- I see a reduction on the scales?
- my clothes fit better?
- I feel lighter or less bloated?
- I have more energy?
- people compliment me more?
- I feel good about myself?
Think about how you will feel throughout the process and after. Your perspective will help you know when your desired outcome is achieved.
4. Is this something that is within my control?
Do I accept ownership and have responsibility or I am a depending upon someone else?
5. If you could have that change, would you take it?
Are you giving yourself permission? Or creating the space to allow change to happen?
6. Out of ten, how much do you really want this?
What is the strength or intensity of conviction?
7. What will this get for you
Important to evaluate in your own words what making this change will actually achieve. Generally, this requires a little pause for thought. It might not get you a date with George Clooney or whoever… you get the picture? It might actually get you a DATE if that’s what you’re looking for? Dietary change might give you more self-confidence but its importance that it’s personal and relevant to YOU!
8. When do you want this and with whom?
Again timing is important – tomorrow might be a little unrealistic, next month, next two months, a year. You decide. Is it your spouse, family, friends, sports team, or JUST YOU?
9. What will you do to achieve this?
Taking ownership is an important part of making any change and this is especially so with any nutritional planning. Planning and preparation are key to any successful endeavour. If we fail to plan, we plan to fail. Very often the solutions are simple and practical and you already have the answers it’s simply a matter of verbalising acknowledging and actioning them.
10. What are your first steps?
Aha, here we have …LIGHTs…CAMERA…ACTION! For things to change we have to change and we can have the best plans in the world, but if we don’t get started, then we all know what happens – nothing! Simply getting started or turning up is the hardest part of any plan. Identifying these first steps is an important part of the planning process.
Don Gordon, Nutritionist
Bidvine Professional since 2015
We’d like to thank Don for his insight on the questions you should ask yourself for healthy dietary change. We hope his words inspired you to make a change for yourself and on your own terms if you want to get healthier.
Don is based in Romford and offers his services in Romford, Hornchurch, Upminster, Thurrock, and the surrounding areas. In addition to nutritional counselling, Don offers personal training and food intolerance testing.
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