New Year and Nutrition
Every January I create a list of resolutions, one of them usually having to do with my nutrition and fitness levels, and every year by February I’ve slipped. For a long time, I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t keep up with my resolutions, and I finally figured it out — I never left myself any wiggle room. When people make their nutrition goals, they’ll make a strict list of rules. No processed foods, no added sugar, no preservatives, no cookies, low carbs, etc. And while these rules have their place and are indeed great for our bodies, it can tire us out and cause us to binge because we miss our old foods so much. So, this year I decided to do something different.
This year I’ve decided not to throw out my Christmas cookies. I’ve decided not to only buy kale at the grocery store. This year I’m going to let myself eat macaroni and cheese if I feel like it. I believe the secret to sticking with our diets is giving ourselves that wiggle room. I have a set caloric level I try to stay within each day — between 1200 and 1400 calories — and that’s the only rule I really focus on. That means if I want a couple Oreos, I know that’s 140 calories and I still have 1260 calories left in my day. Of course, I don’t eat Oreos every day, and I try and meet my macros every day. But, if I’m having a bad day and want a candy bar, I don’t have to force myself not to eat it. I just work the rest of my day around it.
Now, this only works in moderation. This obviously isn’t going to work if you only eat 1400 calories worth of Girl Scout cookies every day. You still need your fruits and veggies, and you can’t let yourself eat a pound of bacon instead of lean white chicken every single day. This is why I’ve created a set of meal plans on vegetarian and standard diet with different calorie levels. Once you figure out how many calories you need per day — whether that’s to maintain, lose weight, or gain weight — choose a meal plan a couple hundred calories below that level. That way, you have 100-200 calories for whatever you want — whether that’s an extra serving of chicken or the candy bar you’ve been craving all day. Our meal plans ensure you’re getting your servings of fruits, veggies, protein, and your vitamins and minerals, while still giving you that wiggle room we all crave.
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