One of the most common traits of people who struggle with consistency and the ‘all or nothing’ mindset is PERFECTIONISM. A close second, by the way, is the tendency to be a people pleaser.
Perfectionism is something I want for my surgeon, my airline pilot, and my lawyer. I want THEM to be perfectionists at their craft.
But when it comes to having a healthy, natural relationship with food, perfectionism is exactly what you don’t want.
Are you a perfectionist? Ask yourself these five questions…
1. Do you typically begin your program on a Monday or first of the month?
2. Do you throw in the towel, or keep making poor choices after one slip up or going off-plan? For example, you ate some Oreos, so then you eat the ice cream and peanut butter (straight from the jar)?
3. Do you justify decisions in the moment because tomorrow you’ll have a clean slate and you’ll be on track tomorrow?
4. Do you experience a lot of guilt and shame, or beat yourself up when you go off plan or overeat?
5. Are you convinced that past failed attempts were due to lack of effort and/or staying focused?
If you answer YES to any of these questions, you have a tendency to be a perfectionist and you’ll want to listen to Episode 213 of the Fit + Vibrant You Podcast. Join me to discover WHY a perfectionist tendency is so detrimental, and more importantly, how to overcome this destructive pattern.