Deciding you want to make a change to a new healthy diet and lifestyle is an important first step towards losing weight and improving your health. But will power is not usually enough to make it stick. In this video I share three mindsets that can help you be successful.
The mindsets are:
1. Don't focus on what you are giving up. Focus instead on the new things that are being added to your life and diet.
2. Don't try to make your vegan/vegetarian food taste just like it did with animal products. Instead focus on making it taste great in its own right.
3. It's not ok cheat. Unhealthy foods are often addictive. Cheating can lead to full-blown relapse and send you back to eating the way you were before.
With the skyrocketing rates of obesity and disease in our black/Afrikan community it is important for us to move away from the Stand American Diet (SAD) and move towards a healthy vegan diet and lifestyle. Have you had trouble making the transition?
Let's hear from you. What mindset changes have helped YOU? Or, what has caused you to fall off the wagon in the past?
Tell us in the comments below.