Today I had a great conversation with a friend of mine who is really struggling with eating healthy. She said that she will eat perfectly fine while she is at work, because her job always offers a healthy option for their breakfast and lunch entrees, which she has been purchasing daily and has really been consistent with it. She is now even working out in the mornings before work. Unfortunately, her struggle, which has been sabotaging her progress is that when she gets home after work, she tends to eat a bunch of junk food. I tried my best to keep my composure, but I couldn’t help it and simply asked her “What was the junk food doing in her house?” She went silent on the other end of the line…Hey, I’m a coach, so tough love is what I do best!
As much as I wanted to praise her for the progress that she is making with her workouts and her breakfast and lunches, I had to be honest with her and hold her accountable to the choices she was making at home. However, our conversation shifted and which led her to going through her pantry and fridge and throwing out all of the junk and processed foods in her house. Next, we created a grocery list to help her stock her house with healthier foods. She was relieved, because her biggest problem was that she didn’t know what to buy and remained eating the same junk that she was eating before she decided to get healthy and fit. Now, she realizes that the only reason why she is binging on junk food is because she is the one bringing it into her house.
Moral of the Story: What you keep in your fridge and pantry, is what you will eat. If you are not ready to do a complete overhaul of the junk in your house, try removing a few items and replace it with something healthy. Try doing that each week, until you have gradually made the full switch.
If you need help with cleaning up your diet, your fridge, or your pantry, let’s chat! I’m here to help!