Kim Yawitz, RD
Are you trying to lose weight? Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you need to completely overhaul your diet. I’m going to share with you my easy 5-minute daily weight loss ritual that you can start TONIGHT.
The best part? It works for any diet goal you have, whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle, have more energy, or just be healthier.
All you need is a pencil and a notebook or a sheet of paper.
How’s this Weight Loss Ritual Work?
Look, we all probably know at least a couple of ways we could improve our diet.
Maybe you tend to clean your kiddos plates (y’know, down the hatch).
Maybe you drink alcohol more often than you should.
Maybe you snack when you’re not hungry.
Maybe you haven’t touched a vegetable in 2 years.
Here’s what you’re going to do.
At the end of each day, after you’ve closed down your kitchen, you’re going to sit down in a quiet place.
Once you’re comfy, you’re going to take stock in your day.
The first, and most important step, is to identify your nutrition bright spots. What did you do well today? I guarantee you completely rocked it on at least one or two diet-related tasks.
Write those bright spots down, friend! Bask in your own amazingness! You deserve it!
Next, you’re going to identify just one area you can improve upon tomorrow. Make it something small, and something very do-able.
- Replace one sweetened beverage or cocktail with a glass of water?
- Eat one more serving of vegetables tomorrow?
- Take a bath or a walk instead of stress eating?
Write that down too.
The goal here isn’t to beat yourself up—we all have opportunities to improve the diet. The idea is to take one tiny positive action toward a your goals each day.
What Happens Next?
This nightly weight loss ritual should take 2-3 minutes, tops.
Once you’re done, set your notebook somewhere you’ll see it first thing in the morning (say, near the coffee pot).
Take a look first thing in the morning, and set some intentions:
Try to keep the momentum going on one of your bright spots. Can you get a streak rolling? What is one small step you will take to improve your nutrition today?
No biggie if you can’t do both, every day. However, consistently hitting these two points will help you progress toward your nutrition goals.
Try it out and let me know what you think!
P.S. Need a little more help with that weight loss ritual, or with healthy eating in general? Click here to schedule a free 15-minute chat with me!