One Thing at a Time
One of the common mistakes in lifestyle change is trying to do too much. I can not emphasize enough how important it is to work on one thing at a time, master it, then move on. This is true with nutrition change, fitness level change, and any other academic or spiritual goal you may have.
The easiest way to explain this is with fitness level because there is science to support it. What we know to be true is that only completely unconditioned beginners can make significant strength and conditioning gains at the same time. This means people who have never done any kind of fitness program will make significant improvements in both areas because going from completely sedentary to active requires both areas to improve. Unfortunately as you gain strength and your conditioning improves the harder it is to make further progress. There is a point that attempting to improve both at the same time would lead to over tr
aining, possible injury, and a regression in progress. This is why it is important to put one on maintenance mode while improving the other.
This concept translates to all areas of change. Changing too much at once puts too much stress on the system. So pick the most important factor to improving your health and start there. Once you see significant improvement move on to the next task. My suggestion is clean up nutrition habits slowly, then work on increasing activity and fitness level. This approach will help you improve gradually and make the changes stick. Trying to do everything at once could over stress your entire system and result in no change at all!
If you need any help with these changes please contact me!