How to Fine Tune Your Goals

Health and Nutrition Coach, Nicola Ruitenberg

I’m sure many of you made New Year’s resolutions at the start of 2019. How did you do? Are you doing really well, making good progress and working towards your goal? Or did you start off strong (I’m only eating plants and I’m going to run 10kms every day!), only to get frustrated, defeated and think ‘pfft, this is too hard – who needs New Year’s resolutions anyway?!’

If you’re like most people, you probably set yourself an unrealistic goal or an unrealistic time frame to achieve that goal.

If your goal was weight loss, don’t fall for the ‘lose weight fast’ hype. You can’t expect quick results with healthy weight loss. I’m sure you’ve heard it before but slow and steady really does win the race. 

Firstly, pick a goal. If your goal is a lofty amount of weight to lose, say 20kgs, then let’s aim to lose that over the next 12 months. I know, I know! Your cousin’s wedding is 3 months away and you need to lose the 20kgs by then! But remember: you need to be realistic.

Now, let’s break down that 12 months into mini goals that you achieve along the way.  5kgs every 3 months. Totally achievable. And you’ll still look great at your cousin’s wedding 😉

So, HOW are you going to lose those 5 kilos in 3 months? This is where you need to come up with small, actionable steps that will move you closer to that goal. Will you remove sugary soft drink from your diet as the first step? Will you aim to include 2 additional serves of vegetables at each meal? Will you look to reduce your portion size by 15%?  Whatever it is, write down what steps you can do to move you closer to your mini goal. Easy does it – you don’t have to implement everything at once!

And, lastly, if you need support during this time, why not enlist my services? I will be your cheerleader, help you navigate the confusing world of nutrition and keep you accountable every step of the way.

Want to chat with Nicola about nutrition? Call 6652 5322 to make an appointment.