If you’re trying to lose weight and you’re worrying about what you put in your coffee or you’re regretting the 4 Reese’s peanut butter cups you ate from the office candy jar, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Focusing on the little details isn’t going to help to get you where you want to be if you have weight to lose. Leave the small details to the competitors and physique athletes. What you should be focusing on is the bigger picture. Unless you’re more of a grazer, full meals will make up the bulk of your diet so that’s where your focus should be.
For fat loss clients I recommend a baseline of:
- higher lean protein- start here and build your meals around it
- lots of vegetables
- healthy fats
- starches and fruit
- treats- wine, candy, granola bars, trail mix, etc.
I give fat loss clients my healthy foods list and have them mix and match to create their own menu. Treats can go anywhere throughout the day because if the majority of what you’re eating is fat loss friendly, a glass of wine at the end of the day or some chocolate at 3pm won’t effect your overall results.
Fat loss is hard work. It takes commitment and time. If your mind isn’t in the right place and you still think restriction or deprivation is the way, you have to work on that first. Give yourself a little time to see what happens if you do let yourself enjoy the foods you’ve been saying no to for so long. If it doesn’t work, your old ways will always be there to fall back on.
If you’re struggling with nutrition feel free to reach out, I’m happy to help! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org