There’s been a lot of ground covered over the past couple of weeks regarding managing your weight on a gluten free diet, and how celiac disease can affect weight control.
In Part 1 of this series, I revealed how I was a cheater at the gluten free diet. In Part 2, we covered some physical and psychological reasons why you may experience weight loss or gain with celiac disease/gluten intolerance. In Part 3, we reviewed some action you can take to lose weight/fat if you choose, on a gluten free diet. In Part 4, we covered strategies for gaining weight in a controlled and healthy manner if gaining is your goal.
The upshot of all this is that whatever you goal is as far as weight and/or body composition, you can achieve it.
And really, achieving those goals in within reach for all of us.
You choose a goal, make a plan to get there, and execute.
Sounds easy, doesn’t it?
In reality, it may not be quite that easy.
But it doesn’t have to be terribly hard. You can achieve what you set your mind to. You choose a goal-whether it’s to reach the top of those stairs, lose 20 pounds, fit into a smaller pant size, do 10 push ups, squat a bunch of weight, or run a marathon. The only thing stopping you-is you.
We need to get out of our own way. To set aside the preconceptions of our abilities. To shatter the expectations that others may have of us.
For today-choose one thing. Make that one thing your goal for this week. I was talking to a client yesterday, and her goal this week is to bump up her water intake to 3-4 liters a day. That’s a great goal-measurable, achievable and realistic. When that one thing becomes habit and no longer takes work, then you set a new goal. With time, all of these things add up, and you’ve changed your lifestyle in a maintainable way.
In my post on the gluten free diet as a lifestyle, I talked about the definition of “diet” and how it may be more beneficial to wrap our heads around the word/concept in a different way. This is your life. Live in it now-not with “if only” and “should have””s.
Soon I will be releasing a series of worksheets and guidelines on getting started with a healthy gluten free lifestyle. To hold you over until then, please check out my free guide if you haven’t already. If you’d like my personal assistance, click here.
What’s your goal for this week? Don’t be shy-post it below! When you put it in black and white, it becomes real. Go get ‘em!
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