Hope you’re having a great day!
I know there’s an election and yes I voted but I really could care less.
As a friend of mine was telling me “This election has really got me worked up, I think the stress is really effecting my health.”
I told him not to worry about it…his 44 inch waist, daily drinking habit, and total lack of exercise would kill him way before anything else.
It’s good to keep things in perspective.
On to dieting.
I should have titled this 3 things I’ve been REMINDED of now I’m on a strict diet.
I’ve been through these things before a couple of times but you tend to forget.
I generally eat healthy but there are time you get down to eliminating certain foods and restrict calories and all kinds of good and bad things happen.
Also the last couple of months I’ve been experimenting with clients sending me photos of every meal and snack they eat everyday.
This is only with clients that have a very specific eating plan dialed into their specific goals and needs.
Some but not all have “done everything right but, I’m still not losing weight’ in the past.
Also for the last 14 days I’ve been on Whole30 (with a 7 day warmup period). Don’r read to much into my choice. It could have been paleo, atkins, or the cup cake diet. I just needed a program to test.
So what have I learned or relearned the last couple of months about nutrition and specific calorie restricted diets?
I know these 3 things may sound negative but it’s more of a reminder at how challenging the nutrition can be on a fat loss program.
The good is in 14 days I’m down from 232 to 224. And I literally SEE results in my clients within 2 weeks when they get a diet right.
The bad and the ugly parts are below.
1) It’s going to be hard and it’s going to suck.
Not storming the beaches of Normandy under heavy gunfire hard.
More like more uncomfortable than you expect hard.
My experience and those of my clients is there’s going to be some sugar withdrawal and real habits that will have to be pushed down.
The first few days I reduced carbs and eliminated dairy from my diet I felt physically terrible.
Nausea, chills and lethargy terrible.
My clients that are going from the SAD diet. Standard American Diet of (Starbucks, Kind Bars and Wine usually) report flu like symptoms the first 3 days.
Staying hydrated and taking ibuprofen helps with the aches.
2) Training is about showing up.
On calorie restricted diets when you actually drop down you’re going to exhaust your reserves pretty quick.
Workouts are going to be about knocking them out consistently and keeping an eye on your energy levels.
You’re just going to be flat somedays and thats the fact.
3) Compliance is KEY
Most people who aren’t getting results from their diet aren’t actually following it closely enough.
That’s why the Send me a Pic of Every Meal System works.
I’ve seen so many people do well for 6 or 7 days but then they just disappear and it’s because they’ve fallen off the wagon.
It’s challenging physically to stay on an eating program. Especially the first 30 days.
When people aren’t getting results on a specific diet quite often there’s a lot of cheating and missed meals and self deception going on.
When lean diets are followed 90% of the time I see results with clients in the first 14 days.
I know that may not be the story you wanted to hear.
But when you do realize how hard it’s going to be it gets a little easier.
There are a few tricks I’ve learned that will help you stay on track and we’ll talk about those tomorrow.
P.s. Don’t let a badf diet keep youfrom getting the results you wantand deserve.
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