The importance of mindset when making positive dietary changes

It’s a familiar January feeling of setting a larger-than-life goal that you will achieve by January 31st – a financial overhaul, a dietary transformation, a new and improved relationship.

While goal-setting is a positive trait, what often holds us back from achieving our goals isn’t actually the frequency of steps it takes to get there, or the lack of planning: it is our mindset.

In terms of psychology, this is often referred to as a ‘personality type.’ A ‘helper’ type, for example, may struggle to put their own needs first, above the needs of others. This may be a limiting factor in achieving their goals. Acting on this model enables the individual to use their personality type to achieve their goals rather than stumbling on them. If weight-loss is an aim for a ‘helper’, for example, then exercising or losing weight as part of a group may be especially beneficial.

What is holding you back from meaningful change this year? What old habits can you say goodbye to?

If you need further support in reaching your goals, but recognise there are some limited beliefs sabotaging your efforts, please get in contact for further information on a 1:1 NLP coaching session or integrated NLP and personalised nutrition consultation.