How many times have you been nailing your diet and then along came a random meal out, shopping day or a friend comes over and the takeaway ends up on the cards?
It’s things like this that can ruin a diet.
I like to live as random a life as possible as too much structure bores me. It was funny yesterday as I took a personality test and they got me perfectly. I’m a campaigner if anyone’s into that kind of thing?
One of my weaknesses read:
‘Find it Difficult to Focus – Campaigners are natural explorers of interpersonal connections and philosophy, but this backfires when what needs to be done is that TPS report sitting right in front of them. It’s hard for Campaigners to maintain interest as tasks drift towards routine, administrative matters, and away from broader concepts.’
It made me realise why I love getting on my client check in calls, chatting about how they’re doing and coming up with new solutions to whatever problems have cropped up. I get a serious buzz from it and I have to make sure I don’t book them in too late otherwise I get so pumped sometimes I struggle to get off to sleep haha
But then when it comes to the testing, rewriting and more testing of a sales page for my program (which has been on my to-do list for over a month now) I do anything to get out of it.
That’s why yesterday when Chloe told me she was going out to Leeds to do some shopping while filming a new video for her Youtube channel (Harelife) I jumped at the chance to get out and closed the lid of my Mac on the sales page… ‘Hahaha sales page we will meet again!’
Of course while out in Leeds, shopping, we went for food and this is where random events and spontaneity can kill your diet… unless you’re prepared.
You’ll no doubt know by now that I skip breakfast everyday. For me it just works. I crack on with some work in the morning, i go workout and I feel great. It also saves up my calories for lunch and dinner meaning I get bigger meals which I love.
I’ve then also tracked my food for a long time now, which I suggest anybody does for eat least a few months, which gives me a great skill of being able to eye-ball the food in front of me and make an educated guess at how much is in it calorie and macro wise.
I had the chicken katsu curry at Wagamama’s. I guessed at 1000 calories and I’ve just checked and it’s 1180 so not too bad.
I enjoyed a great trip out with Chloe, we had some good food and a good time. This kind of thing may scare a person dieting as they know they’ll be off plan or they’re going to blow their calories and not know how much they can eat later.
But, if you can’t go out and have some food with a friend randomly without getting worried and anxious then you’re on the wrong diet!
I’ve said it a few times now and your diet should fit your lifestyle and I 100% believe that.
I’m not saying that I do this daily as a lot of the days, when I’m at home working, I have very boring, regular meals. I like the simplicity of cooking them and I know I can nail my macros easily with them. By having this habit it does mean that when I go out randomly like yesterday I know that I can be 200 calories out on my guess and I’ll be OK as the other 6 days of the week I’m right on target.
This is why I’m not a big fan of meal plans, unless they’re really needed, as they can become a crutch that is too heavily relied upon. Whereas I like my clients to figure their own ways of working the calories and macros into their own diet, with a little help from me too.
Like Mirna who was struggling to hit the protein target I set. After a call we worked out she could simply double up on a scoop of protein each day and it made a big difference without anymore effort.
Or Mysty who wants to increase how much she’s eating and has decided the best way for her to do that is through meal prepping on a Sunday and having that food there and ready to go.
A lot of these ideas will be there but you just need a gentle push in the right direction and that’s what I do.
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P.S. Before you flood my inbox with asking for links to the personality quiz you can get it here
P.S.S You thought I’d forgot about my Harefit advent didn’t you? I’ll make it quick as that’s already a long email. When you’re eating a meal put down your phone, switch off the TV and just concentrate on eating. By doing this you’ll enjoy your food more, pick up on your satiety signals which will tell you when you’re full and keep you fuller for longer too. You’re also more likely to chew your food more as well rather than shovelling it in which puts a lot less stress on your digestive system which has a whole host of benefits.
Right I’m off to the gym… damn that was a long email… right I’m stopping writing now so it doesn’t get any longer… fin.