Why You Can't Stick To Your DietMar 03, 2021
You Know The Reason Your Diet Is Hard To Stick To?... Because you starve yourself to get results.
99% of women I talk to are eating way below their recommended calorie intake for fat loss. Some even eating LESS than their BMR (Basel Metabolic Rate).
What does this mean?..... you're not getting enough energy into your body for it to work optimally.... causing some serious health and hormonal issues!
It’s not totally your fault, Fitness magazine are promoting low-calorie diets, tracking apps set your calories to 1200 and that fitness competitor your following that’s prepping for a show is doing it... so it’s gotta be the thing to do for you too, right?
So what happens when you eat 1200 calories or less for an extended period of time.... you eventually give in to your hunger (hunger hormones ghrelin) and BINGE on highly processed foods. But more than that your body adapts to the low calories and we see metabolic adaptation, lower metabolic rate and things like menstrual cycles stop!
Where does that leave you?
Emotionally wrecked from the internal torture you're giving yourself for ‘failing’ and physically drained and exhausted from the lack of nutrients.
Low energy, fatigue, irritable and leaving yourself in a position that may cause you fertility issue in the future. Your menstrual cycle is your monthly report card to sat "hey I'm healthy"
So what can you do?
You can seek help, guidance and support, LISTEN to that EXPERT and follow the process.
EATING a few 100 more calories a day structured and packed full of nutrients makes way more sense long term than a MASSIVE binge of 1000’s every weekend.
FOOD as a whole isn't the enemy. Your mindset and relationship around food are.
This is what I teach my clients! Smaller increments to calories each week, eating more whole foods and protein means they are satiated, they don't snack on calorie-dense foods. They have more energy, happier and getting awesome results as well as a regular menstrual cycle.
Life is much easier when you stop resisting and TRUST in the process. If you do what you have always done you will get what you've always gotten.....It's time to do something different.