I get asked a lot of questions like:
How do I stay on track with my diet?
What do you do at social events, weddings etc
How do you eat when you travel?
Well, a weekend so ago I was away for the weekend so I vlogged my trip so you can see what I do.
You can watch the vlog here and below is also 7 tips to help you stay on track:
1) Focus on your ‘WHY’...why are you doing this, what is your goal and why do you want to achieve it? Is it because you want to increase your energy to run around with your little ones? Improve your health? Lose weight? Whatever it may be focus on your why and remember WHY you started so you can keep going towards it.
2) Stay active. It’s no secret or surprise that when you exercise you automatically start eating better. Why undo your hard work right? Be consistent with your workouts.
3) Get Organised! Being organised comes easy for some people and not so much for others. Regardless it helps massively!! The more organised you can be the better. Plan your meals ahead of time. Stock your fridge/cupboards with foods on your plan. Stock up on tupperware and take what you can with you. If you fail to plan you plan to fail. Cheesy but true.
4) Stay Hydrated. Aim to drink at least 2 litres of water per day. It’s incredibly common for people to ‘think’ they’re hungry when really your body is thirsty. Drink a glass of water 20 minutes prior to your meal.
5) Eat before you go. When going out on social engagements it’s not always possible or appropriate to take your own food. If for example you’re going to an evening work event where you know there will be nibbles, alcohol or food that will take you ‘off plan’…make yourself the designated driver, that sorts the alcohol side out 😉 eat just enough before you go so you don’t rock up starving and ready to throw in the towel but instead can make sensible smart choices.
6) It’s ok to say no. I get clients telling me all the time that they were doing so well but then their friend offered them some cake and they felt bad/guilty for saying no so had it. It’s ok to say no, just be polite about it and they’ll understand…they certainly won’t lose any sleep over it. It’s better than you fretting about it after. Besides, maybe they didn’t know you are tying to form better healthier habits, maybe they’d be interested in doing it with you, maybe they’ll turn out to be your strongest supporter. You don’t know until you explain.
7) Don’t beat yourself up if you do slip up. We all slip up, we’re human but don’t allow it to take a downward spiral and be the reason you go on a junk food bender for the week! Instead pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back on the plan for the rest of the day. Push the slip up aside and continue forward because you are stronger than you think.