Tip #1 of 5
Plan your day ahead of time!
Let's say you have $100 to spend at the mall. Do you walk into lululemon pick up everything that catches your eye, walk to the front and 'fingers crossed, hope for the best that it fits your budget?
You check out the price tags, do some mental math and figure out what you can and cannot purchase in order to stay within budget.
Macros is the exact same scenario. You have to do some "price tag" checking aka read the nutrition label before you can go ahead and "purchase" it --> eat it!
Just before bed, you should open up your food journal tracking app and navigate over to tomorrow. Now, take 5 minutes and enter in your meals for the next day. Do they match up with your macro goals? Make adjustments as necessary. Then, all you have to do is wake up the next day and follow the plan!
Seems simple, seems logical, but it has been such an "a-ha" moment for many people I've worked with, and been the first step in leading them to unbelievable success on #thenutritionmission program.
IIFYM/Flexible dieting is a way to eat that allows freedom to eat what you love, education of the content of foods and provides a means to reach your body composition goals. You'll build a better relationship with food, improve your energy levels and support your level of training. Like anything new, at first learning the ins and outs of IIFYM can seem overwhelming, but with some effort and guidance, it can eventually become a habit. If you need help getting started, or need to revamp your accountability I'm here to help! The 21-day #nutritionmission challenge starts Sept 19!
- Dr. Alli