Updated: Mar 20, 2020
I have always believed in the saying, you are who your friends are.
For that reason, I have tried to surround myself with people I think are fu*%ing awesome.
And oftentimes you see one of your fit friends and you think - I’ll just do exactly what they do and I’ll get to my fitness goal.
The problem is - you’re not your BFF.
I have one gorgeous friend who never eats carbs (with the exception of veggies). Seriously. Years of dinners with this fabulous woman and she has never even touched a breadstick. I tired. Lord knows I tried… but this way of eating only left me hungry and miserable. It was an unattainable goal for me.
I have another babe friend who says as long as she eats unprocessed foods she doesn’t gain weight. I can tell you that while pregnant I gained 55 pounds in just 6.5 months mainly just from eating dried apricots and almonds. I should have just enjoyed some ice-cream and bread.
The thing is many diets will work for you short-term because for the first time in a long time you start watching what you eat and are probably eating less.
The problem is, often these diets eliminate foods you actually like and don’t actually teach you how much food you should be eating and what balance really looks like. So you either can’t stick the diet out and quit, or you do lose weight but eventually gain it back.
Tailoring a person’s caloric intake and macronutrient balance is a very personal thing and should account for things like:
Is your diet doing that for you?
If you’re sick of trendy diets and just want real and attainable change DM me for details!