I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals.
Your mindset dictates the way you feel about your choices. Are you happy to diet or do you only do it “because you have to”? Are you happy to work out or is it a chore?
If you believe a certain truth, then you will behave accordingly. So, if you switch from a truth that doesn’t serve you to one that aligns with your goals, you are setting yourself up for success.
The three tips in this article can help you reframe your fitness decisions so that you can achieve your objectives and enjoy yourself in the process.
As a side note, when I was first brainstorming ideas for the piece, I thought to use the festive period for context, but in hindsight this advice can apply to your lifestyle as a whole.
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
In my experience, people seem to have two different attitudes towards social events during a fat loss diet:
1. The “fuck it” attitude.
These people find it hard enough to stick to their diet on an average day. When a big meal out with alcohol and dessert enters the picture, they either feel overwhelmed or decide they don’t want to let the diet “ruin” the occasion.
Whichever the reaction, the outcome is the same: the diet goes out of the window, often for good.
2. The “oh God no” attitude.
This was my own way of thinking when I was struggling with diets and disordered eating.
I was so concerned with losing all the weight loss progress made that I would be terrified of anything outside of my routine.
The idea of not being able to track calories as accurately as possible, choose the ingredients going into my food, and control my portions would make me either avoid the meal or dread it like capital punishment.
For others, this gut-wrenching panic (no pun intended) may mean they lose control and binge like there’s no tomorrow.
Neither of these behaviours is sustainable, healthy, or conducive to long-term fat loss success.
So how do you approach a social event?
In this article, I aim to provide you with two potential strategies, based on whether or not you track your calories and macros.
I don’t avoid carbs. I don’t avoid protein. I think it’s just, again, about balance and finding what works for you and your body.
Many of my clients are vegetarians or don’t eat a lot of meat, so they are always on the lookout for “protein advice,” as one of them aptly put it. This is where I come in to save the day!
This article aims to cover some basic guidelines on protein intake and practical tips on how to meet your daily protein requirements if you follow a vegetarian diet.
The specific topics include:
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