Not enough order and you fall into chaos. Too much order and you obsess your way into failure.
This is why I want you to focus on learning about your relationship with food vs. worrying about healthy or “not healthy.” Having a flexible approach to change is so important because life doesn’t happen in a vacuum. You can still drop lbs of fat and feel 23% more energy by taking a measure of what you eat, even it’s your kid’s Oreos that you “forgot” to put in their lunchbox.
This is what I teach my nutrition clients and 1v1 clients. It works. It always works if you do it and don’t butter up the numbers. When you draw back the curtain of “I eat pretty good,” or “I know about how much I eat,” you’re left to face the numbers, and from there, big, lasting changes can finally happen because the numbers don’t lie, and we’re finally honest.
Why do you really not track your food when it only takes five minutes out of the day? Because it’s revealing. It sets parameters for success, and we don’t like to do that because we don’t like setting parameters for failure. That in itself can be revealing enough for us to change our way of thinking to steer clear from “dieting” and lean more toward “learning” our way to a better us.
I just finished taking my client, Jenn, through a grocery store tour at Whole Foods. She’s dropping 2+ lbs of fat at each weigh-in. This has been her only nutrition homework.
It’s simple. Not always easy, but simple.
Action Step: Download Myfitnesspal and track 100% of what you eat today and tomorrow.
- Is it what you thought it was?
- How much food vs. refined products are you eating?
- Food= meat, veggies, nuts, seeds, fruit, roots/legumes/tubers.
- Don’t shame yourself if it’s not what you hoped it was, but don’t give yourself a “get out of jail free card” either.
Finally, what can you do just 10% differently tomorrow to make that day better than this day?
If you want some ideas, shoot me an email. [email protected]