Are you a victim of Flailing Effect???
Flailing Effect is jumping from one diet strategy to the next, using a bunch of your energy & not getting anywhere.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF FLAILING:
✨ You try lots of different diet strategies yet nothing seems to work.
✨ You flip-flop between different plans & can’t seem to stick with anything.
✨ You’re on info overload & confused about what it means to eat “healthy.”
Here’s the deal: To be successful, you gotta do the opposite of flail.
You have to FOCUS.
But what should you focus on? What’s most important?
Answer: THE BASICS.
DO SIMPLE BETTER.
This was a saying I learned in my 10 years as the head dietitian for the Chicago CUBS. It works in baseball, and it’s the best advice for nutrition, too!
SIMPLIFY YOUR NUTRITION W/ THESE BASICS:
1. Eat 3 Satisfying Meals Daily.
“SATISFYING” meals nourish BOTH your body + your mind. Your body wants the RIGHT RATIOS: a little protein + a little starchy carb + lots of produce w/ a healthy fat. And your mind craves MENTAL SATISFACTION without feeling restricted or diety.
2. Eat 0-2 Produce + Protein Snacks Daily.
Snack if & when you’re hungry. The best snack combo is produce + protein: Produce has water & fiber to get you full + protein has staying power to keep you full. Here’s a SNACK LIST of 50 produce + protein ideas.
3. Eat Everything w/ a Table-Plate-Chair.
Meaning: Eat meals & snacks from a plate while seated at a table. Don’t eat lounging on the couch, driving in the car, or working at the computer. Research suggests you’ll naturally eat less AND enjoy your food more with this strategy.
BONUS: KEEP EXERCISE SIMPLE TOO!
✨ Show up. The best way to get into an exercise habit is by committing to simply showing up. Read about how to be a more consistent exerciser HERE.
✨ Write it down. Use a calendar to write down exactly what you’re going to do for the week. Having a schedule requires no thinking… just doing. You’ll no longer rely on motivation, you’ll rely on human nature to thrive in routine.