TARGET PRACTICE WHAT YOU EAT
Just Get Closer to the Bullseye. Perfectionism Can Be Destructive.
BUILD HEALTHY EATING HABITS SLOWLY, BY IMPROVING OVER TIME.
There is a very good theory out there that explains that eating healthy can be compared to target practice. The super healthy foods are the bullseye. The real junky stuff is the outer ring. Most people eat the majority of their food (sadly) on the outer rings, only occasionally getting close to the bullseye. The tendency for people who want to lose weight and get healthy is to make a strict decision to eat ONLY bullseye foods in order to hit their goal. The reality is they can do it for a short while, then they crash and burn and are back to the outer ring syndrome. Our suggestion is to shoot for the inner rings, and avoid the outer rings. Hit the bullseye when you can – basically get about 90% of your food from the inner rings – and allow yourself to binge out on the outer ring only on special occasions. That is doable. Over time, you will get closer and closer to the inner rings and bullseye’s. As long as the majority of the foods make you feel great, lose weight, and are tasty too – you’ll eventually lose interest in the outer rings!