Are you struggling to stick with your fitness goals? This article is a MUST read written by Nia Shank that explains the best way to stay on track with your healthy eating plans. Check out her article here.
I enjoyed this article because I found it extremely relatable as a college student. I often wake up one Monday morning feeling like THIS is going to be the week where I am as healthy as possible and workout everyday. The following week, I find myself eating junk food and the only exercise I’ll get is walking to the bus stop and back home. Nia explains how this process leads to no positive results, and feeling disappointed in yourself. This “ping pong” effect happens when people are constantly doing all or nothing when it comes to their health.
Sandra Ammodt states in her article Why You Can’t Lose Weight On A Diet, “Metabolic suppression is one of several powerful tools that the brain uses to keep the body within a certain weight range, called the set point.”
Nia explains exactly what works for her and how to defeat the all or nothing trend. Adaptation falls right in between starving yourself with a diet, and being completely off the rails and eating everything in site. Adaptation is essentially the realization that we all need realistic goals to keep us healthy and happy. Adapting is much easier than it seems and Nia explains it in the best possible way. Check out her awesome article.