The last blog post I did I talked about some of the hard things about dieting. (Click here to read post) But I think we can all agree that as hard as dieting can be, the good far out weighs the bad!
The point of this post today is to tell you all of the amazing things that happen to your body when you start taking care of yourself and lose unwanted fat! Nutrition is almost everything when it comes to weight loss. I am sure you’ve heard the term “you can’t out exercise a bad diet.” It’s SO true!
Not only is nutrition important for weight loss, it’s also important for so many aspects of our lives.. we are in fact, what we eat, and if we eat noting but junk food, you’re going to feel like junk. Don’t get me wrong, there is definitely a time and place for any kind of food in your life but everything in moderation. I eat 90% whole nutritious food and about 10% not so much. If I ate potato chips and chocolate all day, there would be no way I would hit my protein goals and stay within my carb and fat goals. I would feel terrible and tired and my workouts would be awful. So make sure you are making good decisions and hitting your macros so you can fit in that cookie or chips if you want!
Here is a list of all of the AMAZING things you will see happen to your body when you start to eat more nutritious food and drop that unwanted body fat!
You are all pumped up ready to go and change your life! I get it. I’ve been there! And it’s an amazing feeling! You think “I’ve got this! It’s going to be easy! I am READY to change my life this time!” But there are some of the ugly truths no one has ever told you about dieting. Flexible dieting even. It can be downright hard and discouraging at times. But is it worth it? HECK YES it is!
I want you to be prepared so when the roadblocks come along, you are ready to conquer them! Anything worth doing in life is not going to be easy and losing (and maintaining) weight is no exception. Yes, these things might be frustrating and hard but it is SO SO worth it! I promise!
So here are the 12 ugly truths no one has ever told you about dieting.
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When tracking macros, you don’t have to be afraid to eat out! You just have to be educated and plan in advance. One of the best things about iifym/flexible dieting, is that you can still enjoy the foods you love and for most people, (myself included) that means eating out! There are so many macro friendly restaurants you can eat at. Of course, there are some places where it will be a little bit trickier to find something that works without blowing your whole day, but I truly believe there is something that you can order at pretty much every restaurant and still stay on track. That’s not to say you can’t go out and have a “treat” meal every now and again, but, you do have options if it’s not a treat meal time!
Today we are going to break down the menu of another one of my favorites, Zupas. I will help you decide what you should and shouldn’t order to help you stay within your macros! The best choice(s) out of each group will be in bold.
I haven’t eaten at Zupas in quite a while because I have been unsure of what to eat there, so this post is as much for me as it is for you.