Okay so imagine this ...
You go on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, wherever you get your daily dose of news and you read the headline "NEW Study Shows the BEST Fat Loss Diet for <insert your name here>"
There's a photo of you, and it tells you all about this magical new study that scientists have been doing secretly behind your back for years on how you AND ONLY YOU can get to that body comp goal you've always wanted.
Now here's the good news about this... there IS a diet out there that's made just for you.
The bad news? You have to put in some work to find it.
Here's where you can start:
Sit down and figure out what you want. I mean map it out. Think about your ultimate goal and then work backwards.
Do you want to lose 10 lbs? Great. What needs to happen in order for you to be successful? Do you need to add more vegetables? Sleep more? Eat more protein? Eat less sugar? Do you need to consume less alcohol? Write down these steps.
Ultimately, your diet needs to be in line with what your goals are. If it's not, you're setting yourself up for potential failure.
When you're goal setting, make sure that your goal is something thats a) sustainable and b) healthy. For example - I might not be able to afford losing 10 lbs if my body fat percentage is already quite low. Instead, I might want to gain some lean muscle mass to get my body looking more defined. In which case, I might put on weight!
Being well educated about your options is always important.
What do you do really well in your diet currently? List them out.
What do you need to work on? List them out.
Do more of what you're doing well, and do less of what is preventing you from moving forward. Seems pretty straight forward, right?
Nutrition doesn't have to be complicated and we can, a lot of the time, be confused by it's simplicity. If you make these two lists and have them on your fridge, you'll be able to identify every single morning what you need to do more of that day, and what you're trying to avoid.
A list might look like this:
What I do well:
What I need to work on:
A good diet is one that you can stick to.
If you're trying to cut out wine cold turkey and it's causing you to have the odd night where you drink a whole bottle or two (oops), then I'd much rather you incorporate a glass of wine into your diet every so often and see it as a part of the plan. Same goes with sugar or anything else you might love to enjoy. Making these a strategic part of your plan is going to allow you to stay much more consistent in the long run which ultimately is what gives us results.
When it comes to diets, we all have a certain amount of calories that will allow us to lose weight, gain weight, increase energy, whatever your goals might be. We also all have a set of macronutrients that are tied to those calories.
Collect information on how much you're eating currently and start there. Not sure how to track? Get yourself a food scale, download the My Fitness pal app, and start there.
Collect three days of food tracking and see where you're at! The great thing about using an app like My Fitness Pal is that it opens up your eyes to what you're actually consuming.
Now remember, this is just a start!
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