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If you're looking for articles featuring inspiration or the latest in health and weight loss news, look no further.

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7 Days is All You Need

Almost every day, my children teach me something valuable.

Read below as I share how you can implement the same strategy I used with my son's morning routine to reach your own weight loss goals.

Morning routines can be a challenge for anyone. But recently, my husband and I were really being challenged by our oldest, Christian, who was just being "resistant" to getting dressed and out the door to school on time.

Christian would be perfectly happy all morning long, and very much looking forward to going to school, but once we told him it was time to get dressed he would melt down.

I didn't quite understand it at first, but then again, there are a lot of things about my kids I don't understand. Instead of trying to fight it, my husband and I decided to change the morning routine a bit (just a few tweaks) and see if that changed Christian's response.

Here's what we agreed to...

Kids Ready For School

1.We'll start this new established routine and we will stick to it for a solid 7 days. This would give Christian time to adjust and would give us time to assess whether it worked.

2. Even if the plan did not work for the first few days, we would trust it and commit to the 7 days.

3. We would come together after the 7 days and assess the results. Did it work? Are there adjustments needed? Where did we see improvement? Where were there successes, even if they were small?

I'm happy to report that we finally found a routine that has made everyone happy. We didn't get it perfect on the first try. It took us 1 more change before we really got it right, but it was worth the time we put in to think it through to keep everyone, especially our children, happy every morning.

You see, every child is so individual, and the strategies we use for one can't be the same we use for the next.

This is exactly how your nutrition and weight loss plan should be viewed. There is a plan that will work for you that may not be the same plan that would work for your husband, wife, sibling or friend. Your plan should be treated as YOURS and should be tweaked and adjusted until it is the perfect plan for YOU.

Here is what your weight loss plan would look like using the above example...

1. Find a routine that feels good for you and commit to sticking with it for 7 days. This gives your body time to adjust and for you to determine what is working and what is not working. To make it very simple on you, you can pick from any of the established successful meal plans in Beyond Diet.

You can choose the 14 Day Supercharged Meal Plans, you can start the Beyond Diet Super Cleanse, or you can use the meal plans inside Beyond Diet Monthly...just choose one and decide that will be what you're going to follow.

Woman and Scale

2. Even if your plan is not producing incredible results after the first few days, trust it and commit to seeing the entire 7 days through. That's the only way you will be able to truly see what will be the most successful plan for you.

3. After the initial 7 days, ask yourself the following questions: How do I feel? How did this plan fit into my life? Are there small tweaks that will make this more effective? What were my successes this week? And then create your tweaks and modifications based on the answers.

I find the above action steps to be extremely effective for people who have struggled with losing weight so many times in the past. Sometimes it seems so daunting to imagine going on a new eating plan, or changing old habits that you've had for a long time, but what if you took it 7 days at a time?

Would that make it feel easier? Would that make it seem doable?

I can personally say that taking new goals in 7 day increments has helped me to get to where I am today. Even with the above example about my son's schedule, knowing that I would be reconvening with my husband in a few days to assess the situation made it feel more "doable."

What will you commit to for the next 7 days?

What is your plan of action that you will trust and follow for the next week?

Please share your one-week commitment in the comments below!

Categories

  1. Healthy Eating   
       9 posts
  1. Balance   
       4 posts
  1. Meal Planning   
       3 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       3 posts
  1. Parenting   
       2 posts
  1. Clean Eating   
       2 posts
  1. Cheat Day   
       1 posts
  1. Inspiration   
       1 posts
  1. Guest Post   
       1 posts

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