Food should be enjoyed, not feared.
Forget the latest diet plans that keep popping up in your Facebook feed.
Forget the negative self-talk that prevents progress.
Forget about the following supposed diet truths:
- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you skip it, your metabolism will stop working. You might die!
- You need to eat 6 meals a day to keep your metabolism working. Burn that fat!
- Never eat junk food. The calories go straight to your hips and butt.
- You can only have 1-2 “cheat days” a week.
- You need to say goodbye to alcohol.
These common beliefs have a problem. They’re not true.
Which is why I say again: food should be enjoyed. Have you ever:
- Skipped cream in your morning coffee because your plan doesn’t allow it?
- Actually eaten whites and oatmeal for breakfast?
- Hidden in your office hoping no one sees you eating your chicken and broccoli because you are tired of everyone asking what plan you are on now?
- Turned down the holiday cookies at your work Christmas party?
- Tried to convince yourself how much you LOVE chicken breast!?
I’ve been there, done that. And I’m a lot like you.
Just like the next person, I want to get my fix of junk food (ice cream, chocolate, and cookies) too! Who wants a “clean” food list that always restricts some of the foods you enjoy? Don’t get me wrong. I’m not advocating eating whatever processed junk foods are out there, and binging till you can’t move.
I’m just saying we all have that something that we enjoy eating or drinking, that treat we look forward to. So, it comes down to working around strict lists and deprivation. You may need to shift your mindset around food.
I work with my clients in a coaching relationship. I don’t just impose a meal plan on you and dictate what foods are off limits.
You’ll discover that no foods are considered off limits.
We’ll discuss the foods you enjoy, what’s important to you, and how you identify with food. You’ll use science-based and behavior change methods that are backed with REAL results and proven methods. You will get results consistent results over time by committing to small, but crucial strategic changes in your life.
Most of all, you’ll learn how to make your diet fit your life.
Adhering to a strict meal plan is no way to live your life. There is no flexibility. And it doesn’t teach you how to navigate life’s twists and turns.
The real answer is flexible eating.
Stop jumping from one diet to another. Eat what you want, when you want. Start being a role model to your family and friends and help them live happier and healthier lives.