How to Keep Flexible Dieting Flexible

Keep Flexible Dieting Flexible

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I firmly believe if a diet isn’t sustainable you won’t stick to it.  How long can you really go with no carbs or no sugar?  I know I didn’t last long on either of those.  A week….Maybe??  Then I felt so miserable, I gave in and ate everything in my house.

If you are too uptight about your diet, you won’t be able to stick with it no matter how good of a diet it is and believe it or not, that INCLUDES counting macros!  There is a time and place to be super strict on your diet.  For me, I was super duper strict for the first 9-10 months.  I had a cheat meal once a week and I had non-tracking days on holidays only but other than that, I was 100%.  And I needed that at first.  It really worked for me while I was first starting and learning. But now that I know everything I do about flexible dieting and my body, I know I can be a little more lenient.  I am not seeing results as fast, but it’s also more sustainable for me and my lifestyle.  I am still very good at hitting my macros but if we are at a bbq or a business dinner, or something unplanned comes up,  I don’t freak out. I live life in that moment and get right back on track the second that moment is over.  I don’t let myself stay off track for long and that is the key.  You can have times where you don’t count or days where you are feeling extra hungry and want to eat everything, but you better get right back on track the next meal or day.  There is no starting on Monday and binging through the weekend.  That’s when things start to get bad.  Allow yourself a little leniency from time to time and the other times, stick with the diet.  I stay on track the best I can 90% of the time so I can allow myself some room to live the other 10%.

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50 High Carb Food Ideas

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Carbs have a bad rap, it’s true.  How many people do you know that want to lose weight, or maybe you’ve done it yourself, have said “I’m just going to cut out carbs”?  Probably a lot right!  I have tried it before and so has my husband, Chris, and guess what? I didn’t last long enough to get any meaningful results but it worked for him.  He lost some weight, maybe 10lbs or so. But be honest here, is cutting out carbs something you can do long term?  Is it sustainable?  In the case of both me and my husband, we both eventually broke and all of the weight came back.  The beauty of macro tracking aka flexible dieting is that it is exactly that…FLEXIBLE!  You CAN and SHOULD have carbs. In fact you NEED them! They are your bodies main source of energy and if you want to see progress in the gym you need energy! Carbs also fuel your brain so if you don’t want to walk around feeling like your head is in a cloud, eat your carbs!  In fact, this is me, giving you permission to eat carbs!

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