When clients come to me, they often tell me that they’ve tried so many different diets, but none of them have "stuck" for more than a few weeks because they lose motivation. Often times, they know "what to do" when it comes to their diet, but they always end up falling into old habits.
I totally get this, and I too have fallen "off the wagon" and vowed to get "back on track" one million times in the past - only to end up right back where I started.
I remember trying the Atkins diet when I was desperate to lose weight. I remember eating entire blocks of cheese and deli meat for 2 weeks straight, thinking it was some magic way to weight loss. I ended up feeling terrible, giving up, and gaining back all of the (water) weight I had lost.
A lot of people think they just need to find more nutrition information by scouring the internet for the perfect diet. They keep program jumping and try the latest diet (i.e. Keto, carb cycling, intermittent fasting) until they find the solution.
But that doesn’t actually work. Diets just make us crazier and more frustrated. Most of us continue to do this over and over again, but here’s why it doesn’t work: They force us to follow someone else’s plan without checking in with our own bodies. We think we’re supposed to adhere to the diet perfectly to see results, and that’s just not the case.
So, why should you track macros?
- It helps you figure out how much food is appropriate for your activity level
- It helps you find “food freedom” so you can stop feeling guilty about your choices
- It provides you with a framework for your diet instead of feeling like you have no control
- It helps you ditch the idea that restrictive diets are the only way for you to lose weight
- It sets a plan in motion since you have achievable goals to aim for each day
- It keeps you accountable and moving forward with a daily reminder of your goals
One thing I’ve learned through years of tracking macros is that REAL, LONG-LASTING results requires time (and patience). This is actually my main motivation for shifting all of my coaching programs to longer 3 and 6-month options.
My new 1:1 coaching option is for individuals who are ready to make a lifestyle change and fully immerse themselves in the program. Clients will work up close and personal with me and learn how to apply a macro-based approach to their diet in order to achieve long-lasting results.
But (!!!) macros are just the tip of the iceberg with regard to the work that we will do together. Each month, we’ll have phone calls to establish lifestyle goals for the month, and we’ll keep in touch via voice messaging to answer any questions you might have and brainstorm solutions to support you all along the way. Potential clients must be ready to take action and willing to devote time and space to this process.
Registration is only open for this week through Friday, 12/20, and I’m only accepting a limited number of new clients for a January start date. If you’re interested in learning more about my coaching options, click here for 1:1 coaching package details.
Just a reminder: My pricing will increase after the new year. If you want to lock in the lowest rates and you’re ready to make a change in 2020, you can sign up here.
If you have any questions, just hit reply. I’m more than happy to chat!