Questions I get all the time when clients are having trouble with their diet.👇🏻
"I eat so healthy, why am I not loosing weight?"
"I've been tracking my food, but the scale hasn't budged? It's not working?"
"I haven't eaten bread in a month but I've only lost 1#?”
While yes I understand all of those concerns, unless you've been tracking every. single. bite. of food you've put into your body then there are inaccuracies.
“Eating healthy” is not helpful for me as a coach (lol it’s true), because it’s so biased to the individuals expectation of what they perceive “healthy” as & how well they’re sticking to that set standard.
When it comes to tracking, have you been tracking every bite of food & been honest on your log about it? What about the nibbles at lunch? Did you weigh, measure & log everything?
& Just because you’ve cut out a food group doesn’t mean that you’re going to lose weight. The main basis of weight loss is a caloric deficit, which means that you need to expend more energy than you’re taking in. (Via. food & exercise) Even if you cut out bread, BUT you’re not in a caloric deficit, you’re probably not going to lose weight. & The same goes for the opposite. Just because you cut out bread & lost 10# doesn’t mean that it was the bread making you gain weight. It was the fact that you were in a caloric surplus. (AKA- eating too many calories/not expending enough that lead to the weight gain in the first place)
Trust me though, I get that weight loss is hard. No way around it. Plus, It’s even more difficult if you chose to go the sustainable route & take the time to change previous eating habits to create new healthy ones. This doesn’t mean that you need to track every single bite of food for the rest of your life, but if you have a specific goal in mind you can save yourself a lot of time & headaches by being accurate with your yourself & your food log.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org- I'm happy to help!