How many times have you “dieted?” And how many times have you “fallen off the wagon?”
Be honest with yourself.
For many people, diet can be a dirty word. It means limiting what you eat, removing lots of food from your normal routine, being hungry ALL. THE. TIME.
Does this sound familiar?
I don’t like the word “diet” when it comes to changing your nutrition habits. It has a negative connotation for a lot of people. Restriction, not having any fun, and/or chicken and rice, day in and day out.
That’s NOT what I mean when working with clients on their nutrition. You have to enjoy what you’re eating in order for it to be sustainable. I mean, I love food. I love eating. And if I ate nothing but chicken and rice and broccoli or things that tasted like cardboard, I would be miserable.
And that, my friends, does not sound like fun. And it certainly doesn’t make it sustainable. Period.
If you don’t like it, you won’t eat it.
So let’s work on changing your every day habits. The things you reach for when you’re hungry. Eating healthy can taste GOOD, I promise. Not only does it mean finding the foods you like, but it means finding the foods that are good for you. That work with your body, and not against you.
Did you know some foods cause inflammation in your body, even though they’re considered healthy? Did you know all of us, yes, literally all of us, are built differently and react differently to certain foods? I know…that’s shocking to hear (or read, in this case).
What works for me with my nutrition doesn’t necessarily work for Nick. He and I have different body compositions, different sensitivities and allergies, and of course, he is a man and I am a woman (I know, another shocker, LOL).
Starting today, he and I, along with Coach Sam, are going to experiment with our nutrition and what works best for us. We’re going to implement our new nutrition coaching guidelines for ourselves so we are better able to coach you along your nutrition journey.
We’re excited to add this to our gym and to work on ourselves first, so we’re better able to help you!
We’re working on changing our habits first. For me, it’s to stop reaching for (all) the sweets after a meal and to better balance my proteins with my carbs and fat. For Nick, it’s to better understand what best fuels him on a daily basis and to better help other people. And for Sam, it’s to develop better performance and strength to body weight ratio, and to develop permanent lifestyle habits in order to walk the walk for working with clients.
It’s all so personalized for each person. But it starts with the basics and your habits.
So be on the look-out for our results and implementing our new and updated nutrition program in the very near future.
Have a beautiful week! And work on changing one habit at a time…this week? Drink more water. Easy enough, right? Start tracking your water intake and let us know how you do!