Do you know why most of us don’t meet our fitness goals?
Our nutrition.,, aka our diet!!! (in this case the word diet just means what you put in your body!)
I know… who wants to admit that but frankly, for most of us, working out is the easy part!
Making dietary changes kind of SUCKS. Usually, what we are eating or not eating is what is holding us back from accomplishing our goals. If you want to have weight loss, gain muscle, or even weight lifting or endurance PR’s your diet needs to be as important if not more important than your workouts!
BUT I just said dieting SUCKS! True but it doesn’t have to. Here’s four ways to make dieting suck less!
- DON’T TRY TO BE PERFECT! You do not have to eat perfect all the time! Shoot for the 80/20 rule! 80% consistency will be enough to stay on the right track without having to be perfect! Trying to have a strict (chicken and broccoli) diet 100% will just lead to falling off the wagon! If you want something less than perfect, just have it! Try making a healthier version or just eat it less frequently and of coarse smaller portions!
- FOCUS ON ONE THING! If you can’t do it all just do one thing. Pick one thing and be consistent with it! I tell my clients to focus on protein in every meal and then fill in the gaps around the protein. I plan my meals around the protein choice and my snacks are almost always protein first.
- PICK YOUR FAVORITES FIRST! If you are tracking your food or your macros plan in your food or meal you want first. For example, I absolutely LOVE my chocolate almond butter protein pudding at night for a bedtime snack so I put in my tracker first! I plan it and I “eat it first” then I plan the rest of my day’s calories around it! If your favorite isn’t as healthy you will just have to be better about making good choices the rest of the day (and maybe refer back to #1 … less frequent and portions size!)
- REMEMBER FOOD IS FUEL! Get your mind inline with your healthy fitness goals and remember Food is NOT FOR FUN! FOOD IS FOR FUEL! Once you are truthful with yourself that food is for fuel your healthy eating plan will make so much more sense!
NOW go enjoy the rest of your summer and don’t stress your healthy eating
just be consistent and you will see progress!