How To Make Your Diet Work For You

Last blog I wrote about falling off the wagon and what to do to get back on. I touched on diet and how that may be a factor in why you might binge from time to time. In this blog I am going to go more in depth.

If you find it difficult to drop fat and find yourself constantly saying ‘f**k it’ and having half a chocolate cake, 29 cheeseburgers, 1 too many glasses of wine and small child to satisfy your cravings, then this blog is for you!

‘Diet’ is a funny word. It has so many meanings. There are hundreds of ‘diets’ and all of them are marketed as the best diet to lose weight and they do work, however they restrict you from eating what you want, stop you from socialising and above all, are a short term solution and you are likely to pile the weight back on once you’ve stopped. In my opinion, only one is sustainable, flexible dieting.

Flexible dieting is a great way to lose weight and still be able to eat (relatively) what you want. It involves counting the amount of calories and macro nutrients (Protein, Carbohydrates and Fats) you eat each day and making sure that they fall under your daily calorie allowance.

I do realise that counting calories can be a chore, however if you download the ‘myfitnesspal’ app all you need to do is scan the bar code via the app and it will count them for you automatically.

The idea behind flexible dieting is that as long as the foods you eat all fit your macros, you can eat them. Remember, to lose weight, you must be in a calorie deficit. So if having that one chocolate bar fits your macros and therefore means you’re still under your daily calorie allowance, the numbers on the scale and the measuring tape will decrease with time.

The other benefit of flexible dieting, means that because you’re not restricting yourself from the chocolate, crisps and booze, you’re much less likely to have a ‘midnight snack’ that could feed a small village and feel guilty about it afterwards.

Remember the phrase ‘all in moderation’, yeah, same thing.

Any questions or want me to calculate your macros, free of charge, just get in touch

Much Love, JF

(Picture taken from Harvard Health Publications)

November 28th, 2016 by Jack Foster
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