#75Hard Day 43: Get Nutrition Results Via Habits Not Restriction
▶️ Fad diets may work in the short term, but they lead to a yo-yo hype type pattern that ultimately leaves us more frustrated and feeling more helpless than when we started.
▶️ Regardless of the type of diet, all successful ones have one thing in common: they create a situation where you are consuming less calories than you are burning.
▶️ The problem with any diet is that it either eliminates food groups or relies on strategies which can’t be implemented consistently over the long-term. Some even require both.
▶️ They create fear and restriction tendencies around food, rather than freedom in abundance mindset. They don’t allow you to eat in a way you can enjoy.
▶️ Any protocol that you are following long-term needs to be unique to your specific needs, health goals, and body comp change goals.
▶️ Ultimately, for anything to be sustainable it needs to be enjoyable, and at some point become effortless.
▶️ Protocols (macros, IF, WW etc.) which help create boundaries are fine, but they are only tools.
▶️ The reason why I practice creating habits with my clients, rather than relying only on protocols is because it ultimately shifts the focus from restriction to empowerment. It also creates a scenario where they can sustain things in a streamlined fashion in the long term once behavior change is addressed.
▶️ Protocols and tools such as intermittent fasting, macros, WW, etc. can vary from season to season of life and change over the course of time. Habits however will stick long-term.
▶️ Macros is one of the most effective ways I have seen for women who are struggling with previous diet mentality or eating disorder tendencies come to a place of freedom with food. Even for them, it is not something that necessarily as we continue long-term, but merely a steppingstone.
▶️ They are able to think about what they can include, that rather than what they have to restrict. Instead of focusing strictly on restriction of calories, they’re focusing on how much they can include of all the macros.