I need to start dieting.
This is probably one of the most common goals we see as Personal Training/Nutrition Coaches. I think it’s a great goal to pursue, but most people fail to understand the true concept of dieting. A diet is the culmination of your nutrition habits and eating behaviors and should last your lifetime.
Most people ‘go on a diet’ the same way they ‘go on vacation’.
Once the diet is over, they go right back to their normal lives. Wouldn’t it be nice to be on vacation forever? A diet is not a short term fix to a long term problem. A functional diet should be one that you can follow forever, meet your health and fitness goals, and above all else: enjoy.
Small changes yield big results.
Here are some of my go-to tips that I recommend clients, friends, and family to follow:
- Change the size of your plate before the content of your plate
- Put at least 1 serving of vegetables into each meal
- Half your plate should be filled with a variety of vegetables
- If you want to change your diet, start off by making a small change to 1 meal at a time
- Fat-free isn’t better if it has 2x the amount of sugar
- Start journaling your food
While there are many ways to positively change your diet, most people bite off more than they can chew. Small changes are better to manage, and will help your reach your goals faster and safer. If you have any questions regarding nutrition advice feel free to email me at [email protected]
Client: “What’s the best exercise for weight loss?”
Me: “The handle. The one that’s on your fridge! Leave it closed”.
Muscles are built in the gym. Weight loss happens in the kitchen.