Staying motivated on your plant-based journey can be a challenge when things don't go as planned. Whether it's because you are stressed, tired, overworked, struggling with a relationship, navigating parenthood, trying to stay on top of everything and learn to navigate the ins and outs of a WFPB diet can feel like a whole lot! But when the going gets tough, and motivation feels out of reach, there are some things you can do to stay committed to your healthy WFPB diet.
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The truth is, something will always be out of alignment in any season of life. Waiting for the stars to align often leads to demotivation and missing out on so much!
If keeping the ball rolling on your WFPB diet is the last thing on your mind when things get hard, I hear you. It's easy to get derailed when life gives you lemons. But there are ways to stay motivated, even when you really don't feel like it...
5 Ways to Stay Motivated on a WFPB Diet
1. Remember Why You Started
Calling upon your 'why' is very powerful as it brings you back down to Earth and helps you motivate from within. Did you start a plant-based diet to lose weight and feel better? Were you hoping a WFPB lifestyle would give you more energy and better sleep? Write down your goal and post it on your bathroom mirror so you can see it every time you brush your teeth in the morning. Then go back to basics: now is not the time for gourmet home-cooking! Stick to your favorite, simple meals to take the stress out of your WFPB diet.
2. Stock Up On Healthy Food
It's a lot harder to binge on junk food if you don't have any junk food around! Load up your pantry and refrigerator with whole foods like fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Fruit, in particular, can make you feel better faster as it's packed full of natural sugars that will wake up your neurotransmitters.
Need help with your plant-based grocery list? Here are some WFPB pantry essentials to reignite your healthy habits.
3. Have Micro Goals
This one's similar to remembering your WHY, but a bit more specific. Having attainable micro goals is key to staying committed to your WFPB diet, or any big lifestyle change. Macro (long-term) goals, like ditching your blood pressure/diabetes medications by the end of the year, are great. But it's the micro (short-term) goals that'll help you get there, like eating one WFPB meal per day for a week, then going up to two, then three. Not only do these smaller goals build towards your big goal, they give you tons of wins along the way to keep your motivation up.
So again: write your goals down, stick them to your fridge, your bathroom mirror, wherever you want — and smash them one by one!
4. Channel Your Inner MasterChef
Visit your favorite bookstore or browse online to choose a brand new plant-based cookbook. Go through your favorite WFPB recipes and set a day to cook each week. Prepare by making a comprehensive grocery list before you head to the store and try to challenge yourself to try new flavors and ingredients!
5. Outsource Your Meals with Plant-Based Meal Delivery
That said, if you're struggling and going into the kitchen to prepare a WFPB meal feels like a huge mountain you simply don't have the energy to climb, that's OK! This is where plant-based meal delivery comes in handy. Browse through the MamaSezz WFPB Bundles to make things easy on yourself! You've got enough on your plate.
- Lost your motivation to eat a WFPB diet? It happens. No sweat. Life throws us plenty of curveballs and if you're in a junk food slump don't despair! You can get back on track!
- Stay motivated by remembering your why, stocking up on healthy food, focusing on micro goals, channeling your inner chef, or getting plant-based meal delivery from MamaSezz!
Rafaela Michailidou is a Vegan Lifestyle Coach, and a freelance health and wellness content writer, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.