During the first week of any nutrition challenge, it’s easier to maintain motivation. After all, you just started! The reasons for doing the challenge are still clear in your head, and you’re all gung-ho to meal prep.
Two weeks in (like we are now), common struggles and challenges start to surface:
- Those sugar cravings start to pop up during moments of weakness.
- Inevitable life circumstances limit the time you have available to prep and force you to make sub-optimal choices.
- It gets harder and harder to turn down the beer during Sunday’s football game.
- You have a “cheat meal” and end up feeling bad about it the rest of the day.
Everyone has their own specific temptations and challenges. Whether you’re doing the nutrition challenge or not, you can probably recognize one of the above. If you’re in the nutrition challenge, I’m betting you’ve faced a hurdle during the past week.
This week on our nutrition education series, we’re chatting about the mindset behind nutrition and how our psychology plays a critical role in our success.