It Starts With One Small Change…

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Confession time… I’ve always been “on a diet.” When I was younger, I just assumed that’s how it worked. If you wanted to be thin and healthy, you had to be “on a diet.” So I became a dietitian. Makes sense right? Become an expert on how to be thin and healthy.

Then I started trying every diet in the book. I wanted to be educated of course. I needed to know what my clients were talking about and be able to say, “I’ve done it. I know how it works.”  I’ll be honest, as much as nutrition and health are passions of mine, it can be exhausting having that much information in my head. And it all conflicts! Eat this, wait, no eat that… Sure it works, but only temporarily. Then you give up and try something else. Does this sound familiar to anyone else?

QuoteMy practice, and my life, took a turn for the better when I gave up putting myself and my clients “on a diet,” and just began implementing one or two small changes. It’s simple, for the most part it’s easy, and you can feel and see the difference.

Last time I shared about how I started drinking more water. This month, I’m committing to exercising 5 days a week. Next month, I’m going to make sure I have protein with breakfast. This is how you develop lifestyle habits. There is no such thing as “get rich quick,” and there’s no such thing as a “magic weight loss bullet.” As Jim Rohn says, “The only way things are going to change for me is when I change.”

So over to you… what’s one simple change you are willing to make in the next 30 days? Drink more water? Walk more? Cut down on your sugar intake? Let me know and keep me posted on how it’s working for you!

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4 thoughts on “It Starts With One Small Change…

  1. Wow I love this Jamie! I think every woman can relate to this so it’s great to have an expert like you who has been through it all and understands the craziness we impose on ourselves. I will commit to cutting down on my sugar…and take it one day at a time :) Thanks for giving us permission to be easier on ourselves about our diet!

    • Jamie Leff on said:

      Thank you Tanna! Yay on cutting down on sugar! I’ll do that one with you too. One day at a time is so important. Let’s stop beating ourselves up!

  2. Amanda on said:

    Thanks for the inspiration! I am committed to walking more after last night’s walk around our neighborhood was tougher on my body than it should have been.

    • Jamie Leff on said:

      Work it girl! Call me on yours walks! Might make them less painful and we can catch up. :-)

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