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Why You Don’t Need Willpower to have a Healthy, Balanced Diet


What is a Healthy, Balanced Diet?

It is difficult to say exactly what a healthy, balanced diet consists of because we are all so unique, and what one person needs to include in their daily meal plan may not necessarily be the same for someone else. In fact, it could actually have quite a negative impact on their health if they have food sensitivities, intolerances, allergies or specific symptoms and illnesses. However, there are some general guidelines which we can all adhere to in order to check off the boxes of what is classed as generally good to do, assuming we haven’t worked specifically with a Nutritionist on our health to create a Personalised Lifestyle Plan. Of course, this is always preferable if we are to maximise our performance wellbeing and success and be the best we can be, which is why Professional Athletes and Sports People have Personalised Lifestyle Plans for performance enhancement.

General Healthy Eating Guidelines

Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. If you can, try to include more. A good guideline is to focus on eating the colours of the rainbow. Cut down on sugar, keep your intake as low as possible and remember there is sugar in fruit before you even consider eating sweets, biscuits, cakes and desserts, so eating fruit is always going to be more beneficial than junk or high calorie processed foods loaded with sugar. Aim to eat a good balance of fish, meat and eggs every week alongside carbohydrates such as bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, vegetables and salad. This will give you a good balance of healthy protein, fat and carbohydrates (including fibre and starch). Eating plenty of healthy fats is essential as they provide fuel for your mind and brain. Finally, drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated throughout the day, and add a fresh squeeze of lemon or lime to add flavour and make it more interesting.

The Benefits of Balance

The benefits of eating a healthy, balanced diet allow us to maintain a healthy weight which plays an important part in creating and maintaining optimal health. As we know, being overweight or obese can lead to health conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, certain Cancers, Heart Disease and Stroke. High Achievers don’t have time for illness and disease, so paying attention to diet and lifestyle alongside regular exercise is of the utmost importance. This will ensure optimal levels of performance are maintained at all times to create and maintain a healthy mind, body and business.

The Truth About Willpower

Many people believe that you have to have willpower to achieve anything in life and to a degree that is true. However, it goes a lot deeper than that as I will explain, and achieving goals is not all about how much willpower you have and are able to exercise effectively but more about your belief system and subconscious programming. The subconscious mind is the control room of everything because it dictates how you think, feel and act without you giving it any conscious thought. Whereas willpower is controlled by your conscious mind and means you have to make a considerable amount of effort to achieve your goals because without it you will fail. So with that in mind, it isn’t difficult to see that getting your subconscious mind working for you really is the key to your success.

The Subconscious Mind and Programming

Imagine your subconscious mind is a round hole and your conscious mind is a square peg, the two simply don’t fit together. Why am I telling you this? Well because if you want to eat a healthy, balanced diet but both parts of your mind are at odds like this, it will never happen! You could repeatedly tell yourself all the reasons why you should eat more healthily and cut down on sugar and high calorie processed foods but there will always be this conflict in your psyche so you will struggle to achieve your goals. My ‘Richer Life Programme’ helps High Achievers just like you work smarter, not harder so you can be even more effective and productive.

Hypnotherapy is every High Achievers Secret Weapon

So if you are smart you will want to ensure that the neural pathways in your brain are finely tuned and working for your benefit so you can be the best you can be. Using Hypnotherapy allows us to get your subconscious and conscious mind working together so you can forget relying on willpower (which incidentally High Achievers have more of than most) and start achieving your goals more naturally by ensuring your programming is in line with your belief system and what you want to achieve. This is your secret weapon and it has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. So why wait? Smart High Achievers know it makes sense to work on their mind so they can play and stay at the top of their game.

Are you a High Achiever? Do you have a Healthy, Balanced Diet? Are you still relying on willpower to achieve your goals?

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Claire Rich


Claire Rich, High Performance Mindset Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist is the founder of ‘The Richer Life Programme’. The High Performance Programme for ambitious, driven Business Owners and High Achievers who want to master their mindset, so they can maximise their performance, wellbeing and success and find the way to a richer life. To find out more visit Join her free Newsletter List and receive your free copy of ‘The High Achievers Guide to Success’ along with lots more regular, free, valuable information.


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