I can remember driving home from work one day in april and thinking to myself, “my life would be so much easier right now if i had never started my fitness journey.” 😳
my workouts were going great but my nutrition routine was causing me stress & guilt.
like a lot of us do when we are first starting something new, i researched what other people were doing with their nutrition who had an awesome bod & then ran with it..
•trying to track macros and failing everyday to hit anything close
•checking nutritional info on restaurant menus before going out to eat and stressing out because everything i wanted was high calories
•meal prepping plain chicken, broccoli, and rice every week for lunch (boring)
•not allowing myself to eat anything deemed “bad” 🍩 without telling myself it would hinder my progress
i was obsessing about trying to do everything right and lost sight of what my original goal even was.. which was to build a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
i decided to ditch the ideal that the above was the only way to be healthy & see results in the gym, and found a routine that works for me.
•don’t track what i eat, focus on healthy eating habits (well balanced meals, 80% whole foods)
•eat whatever i want when i go out to dinner (3-4 times per week, the other 20%)
•meal prep breakfast & lunch - different delicious, healthy recipes every week & mix up the veggies, protein, and carbs
•eat 🍩 🍕🍪🍦🍰 here & there knowing it’s not going to halt my gains
tracking macros/calories works great for a lot of people & the best nutrition/fitness routine is the one that works for you. you may have to try some different things to see what works best but with time & consistency, living a healthier lifestyle becomes much easier!
has anyone else had food stress before? 👇🏼
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