I got an email this morning from a lady on my email list.
She asked me to talk more about nutrition. She says that's her biggest struggle and never gets anywhere with it.
After a few e-mails, we got to the real “problem” with her never getting anywhere.
When I told her my solution she quickly asked me to unsubscribe her as she had tried that before.
What was the real problem holding her back??
==> Lack of consistency <==
Yes, it is that boring word again CONSISTENCY :-)
She would track her food for 2-3 days and then something would crop up and knock her off track.
This would result in the rest of the week being a disaster and she would start again on Monday only for the same thing to happen.
It is a vicious circle and one only she can break out of. No nutrition plan, no amount of nutritional help would work for her because she is looking for a quick fix or an easy solution.
Things are always going to pop up, that’s part of life but you need to make sure you have processes in place to deal with that.
Rather than go into a supermarket and get a £4 meal deal which is some shitty sandwich, a bottle of Coke and a bag of crisps you could head down to EK Deli or any other kind and get some chicken, rice and a salad for £3.50. Cheaper and 10 times better for you.
Consistency isn’t the sexiest sounding thing. It doesn’t exactly scream fun but then again, neither is being miserable and hiding under a sun lounger or baggy clothes.
Before she left, she said,
“What was the secret to you getting your six-pack? Let me guess, consistency?”
Correct, tracking my calories so that I knew what I was eating and how much I was eating so that I could still incorporate the odd biscuit here and there.
Consistently training so that I could burn as many calories as I could to give myself the best chance of reaching my goals.
Being a little more consistent with your training could be the difference between you not reaching your goals.
Use these 3 guides and I GUARANTEE you will get results. It’s what I have used time and time again and never failed;
Guide #1 - Hit your calorie targets every day. Calories first, then macronutrients.
Get consistent with hitting your calorie target. When that is second nature to you, then look at protein, carbs and fat but mainly calories and protein.
Guide #2 - Make your meals up of as many single-ingredient foods as you can.
Chicken, steak, mince, sweet potato, for example, are good things to have and not fill up on processed foods that are calorie-dense and provide little nutritional benefit to you. Try to eat the kind of foods your grandparents used to.
Don’t let not got time to be your excuse for not having something prepped or making better food choices. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Getting up 30 minutes earlier to ensure you have food for the day isn’t too much to do.
Guide #3 - 90% of the time avoid sugar, alcohol and processed foods.
You don’t need me to explain this one. These things are great to have every now and then. Just don’t let them
> Dominate your diet
> When you do have them they fit into your daily calorie target so you don’t go overboard and eat too much. This will lead to unwanted body fat.
So I suppose, to sum up, a long-winded story. Follow those 3 guides and you will get results.
Follow those 3 guides for 4-6 weeks, 7 days a week and you will get results