I often ask among a couple other questions for people who ask me if a keto diet, low-carb diet, intermittent fasting, or anything else is for them.
The reason I do this is because more often than not, no one thinks about the long-term of that diet or way of eating because we are so programed in wanting a quick fix to reach our goals.
More than 70% of people who start a diet quit and gain all of the weight back that they had lost and more. Which means you did that diet for what?
Let's break it down and see where your diet could end up in a year and whether it is the right fit for you.
How do you know if your diet is right for you?
There are so many diets out there so it's hard to know if it will be the right fit for you in reaching your goals.
Many when they start a diet are great at sticking to it, until you start to have cravings, low energy, and run out of time to make all of your meals.
Some questions to ask yourself about a diet you are following or thinking about trying:
- Is it realistic for me to follow this diet?
- Can I stick to it long-term to have lasting results?
- Will I be tempted to have things that doesn't fit into this diet?
- Can I fit some of the foods I love into my diet and still get the results that I desire?
If you are going to have strong cravings that you can't ignore, be tired all of the time, and it isn't realistic to follow long-term to keep the results that you do get... then it is not for you.
What's stopped you from reaching your goals in the past?
If you have followed other diets and workout plans in the past, it is important to ask yourself this question.
Whether it was time, money, or weren't making progress - I'm sure you don't want to have to go through that all again just to stop and not reach your goals.
It will be important to have something that fits your needs, goals, and lifestyle - or at least something that will be easy to implement and make a healthier lifestyle overall.
The more complicated and harder it is to implement, the harder it will be to maintain it.
What would your ideal solution look like to reach your goals?
I ask this to see what you are going to need to make your goals a reality. As I'm sure you can get the picture now from this post...
Your nutrition should work for you and not against you.
Here is how to determine what your ideal solution would like like:
- Do you need support from other people to help keep you accountable or can you do this on your own?
- Do you know exactly what foods to eat and how much to eat to reach your goals?
- Do you know exactly what workouts to do to reach your goals that fits with your nutrition plan?
- Do you need a nutrition plan that is flexible and will still allow you to have a couple 'treats' here and there so that you are not cutting everything out?
- Do you need something that is simple and easy to understand so that is it easy to follow?
If you can answer those questions and have a plan that will check off all of those boxes you are set.
Ditching the Diet Mentality
I know we just talked a lot about diets, but what if you didn't have to diet again??
The thing is, diets are already associated with being restrictive and often leads to different eating & health problems.
When I ditched the diet mentality and started to look at food as fuel and how I can have more balance in my nutrition without giving up all of the foods that I love, I finally found my food freedom again!
I am now teaching other women how to do the same so that you don't have to deal with all of the stress of following a diet that doesn't work for you long-term.
Learn how to Ditch your Diet and Still Lose Weight in 5 Days!