After 13 years in corporate HR, my husband is today officially starting his own software company. It reminds me that most health-conscious people gain weight whenever their daily routine changes.
It happens because your inner “Automatic Pilot” is disengaged. Now willpower has to step in to guide behaviors that were habitual. That’s a lot of extra work!
My husband’s healthy routine at Nestle was solid: Salmon salad lunch in the cafeteria and 2pm workout in the beautiful gym. No thought required.
Now his willpower has to keep him eating right and exercising until he finds a new habitual routine. Until then, the healthy lifestyle is fragile.
Habits and routines are the key! Protect them and take care to consciously plan new ones when your old ones don’t work anymore.
Have a good week!