Let’s go back to the beginning. Think about what inspired you to start living a healthier lifestyle in the first place. Write it down and put it somewhere you will see regularly such as your bathroom mirror or on your phone as the screen saver. Often when you reflect on your motivation you’ll find renewed energy.
Next, try to shift your mindset to everything you can have. If you tell yourself, “You can’t have those French fries!” you'll end up fixating on them until you decide to just eat them. This leads to guilt, punishing exercise, or deprivation, which can hurt your health even more.
Instead of focusing on what you can't have, focus on all the things that you get to enjoy and the benefits they have for your body. Fresh berries provide antioxidants that lead to glowing skin; salmon has properties that benefit heart health and also gives a boost to your hair!
Draw inspiration from local farmers markets and select fruits and vegetables that are in season and come in every color — you might find it easier than you think to stay the course.