I get it. We get bombarded multiple times per day from savvy supplement, exercise and nutrition marketers. Promising fast results. Claiming you can change your body without having to make any changes or do any real work.
It is no wonder so many people are struggling to make the changes that they want. And it is no surprise to see people jumping from one diet to the next, only to end up even more frustrated than they were before.
Because we are marketed too so aggressively on TV and social media, we can end up not having a clue where to start when it comes to improving our health and losing weight. Many coaches and ‘influencers’ don’t really help the situation either. Any of them promoting their ‘best method’ for getting the results you want. Sometimes only just because it worked for them and a handful of their clients!
When people come to us for help, they are downright confused and almost dejected.
They have stressed so much about all the things that they have to change to make progress.
Here are some things that I wouldn’t advise getting too stressed out about.
The type of exercise you do.
Just do something you enjoy. You’ll do it more consistently. And if you do something more often, your results will be better. If you like walking, do more of that. If you like lifting weights, hit the gym more. If yoga is your thing, get stretching.
What time of day you eat.
This doesn’t really matter. As long as you have good, consistent nutrition habits, the time of day that you eat will depend on you, your schedule and preferences. You will not magically lose or store fat by eating or avoiding eating at certain times.
What diet your work colleague or friend is doing.
We all have our own obstacles in life — kids, work, time, motivation and support. If you try and just copy what someone else has done just because it worked for them, you’ll likely fail. We all respond differently to various exercise and nutrition protocols. There is no one size fits all.
We can’t really expect a diet or training plan to work for us because it worked for someone else. Bodyweight, lifestyle, activity levels and personal life situations all affect how well someone will do on their program.
If you are struggling right now and haven’t seen the results you want, despite trying different methods, reach out to a coach or someone that you know who gets the results that you want.
Don’t sweat about getting in perfect. Just get started.
A fresh start could be as easy as getting clear on what you want to achieve. And then picking 2-3 doable daily habits that you know will move you in the right direction.
Keep me posted with how you are getting on.
Let me know if you have any questions.