Now hear me out, oftentimes the problem most people stumble upon when it comes to weight loss isn’t not knowing what to do.
The problem is actually following through with what they know they need to do.
Tell me if this sounds familiar?
You do really well Monday through Friday and then you just seem to fall off track.
Or you eat keto all week, feel amazing without carbs, but for some reason pizza just sounds really good on Friday night.
Or you’re great at tracking your macros, until Thursday rolls around, you make a less than stellar nutrition choice and suddenly logging seems a whole less appealing.
I’ve said it so many times but the best diet for you is the diet that you’ll actually stick to.
I’m a huge fan of setting up consistency goals and methods to log your actual consistency and follow through when it comes to a healthy lifestyle.
This will likely mean that the process will be a bit slower, and a bit less drastic.
But if you can remain consistent and lose ½ lb a week isn’t that way better and a whole lot less frustrating than losing and gaining the same 5lbs week to week.
If you’re struggling with your diet, you don’t need a different diet, you need a different approach.
Start with a few small changes you can be consistent with.
Track that consistency (whether it’s tracking calories, macros, portions, eating behaviors, water, veggies, journaling, mindfulness, whatever works for you).
That’s the secret sauce to success.
What is one thing you’d like to be more consistent with?!
Here are some ideas for tracking consistency:
- Macro Tracking
- Calorie Tracking
- Keeping a running food journal or food log (this can be pen and paper, notes section of your phone, excel spreadsheet, etc… )
- Tracking water intake
- Journaling emotions, mindset and feelings post binge/emotional eating
- Logging workouts & progression with weight, programming, etc…
- Snapping pictures of your plate
- Focusing on certain nutrition guidelines (3 meals a day, intermittent fasting, ½ of your plate being vegetables, etc…)
Note: these may or may not work for you, but give them a try and see what sticks and feels good for you
Consistency Calendar Template
Track your consistency throughout the month on a calendar. The beauty is you decide what your consistency is. Whether it’s being within your calorie guidelines, on or off the plan you’re following, getting in a workout, hitting your step goal, avoiding emotional eating, or simply just eating a vegetable. You get to pick.
- Give yourself an Check for every day you keep consistency.
- Give yourself an X for every day you aren’t consistent.
See where you fall at the end of the month.