Flexible Dieting: Week 1 Down!
Updated: Mar 13, 2021
It's been 1 week since I re-started this journey. I feel great! Energy is good, I am focused, and motivated!
Taking the time to reflect back on this week is important in understanding where I came up short, what went well and what I can do differently in the following week. The questions that I ask myself are:
How is my energy levels in and out of the gym
How is my performance at the gym
How is my sleep
Am I hitting my macro target
Am I being 100% truthful to myself (because you know, we all like to lie to ourselves... sometimes)
Have I been 100% consistent with weighing and logging everything
How has my mood been
Any significant stressors
Any medical issues
And then I would take a look at my spreadsheet (where I record my daily weight, and macronutrients)- trying to look for any noticeable patterns and the average weight loss. See picture below for my information from the last week.
Lastly, taking weekly pictures and measurement are important. You should use multiple progression tools and not just one (especially solely the number on the scale).
Normally you would send all of this stuff to a nutrition coach for them to analyze and provide feedback, So you can continue to crush your goals!
Remember me saying that you have to be 100% honest with yourself about what you have consumed. Perfect example on 2/22/21, I forgot to add a snack that I had earlier that day and didn't realize it until later that night. So, instead of ignoring it, knowing that I was going to be over, I added it anyways.
I mean if you aren't going to have integrity with yourself, who are you really going to have it with?
Flexible dieting and nutrition is an art and not one way or method fits all. That's why hiring a nutrition coach is extremely beneficial to help you on your journey.
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