What factors are involved in REAL healthy eating?

What factors are involved in REAL healthy eating?

Health isn't always determined by the macros that make up the food you're eating🥞
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Someone who eats absolutely pristine nutrient quality food day in and day out 24/7 365 days a year might seem pretty healthy on the surface. I'm not a fan of absolutes either.... So sure, they could be the picture of health.
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There are other factors when it comes to diet other than just the quality of the food itself. Consider....
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1. How strict is your conscience? If you're so stringent with what you're eating that you become fearful when you might've eaten something that doesn't fit within your perception of being inline with your goals.... You're probably not going to have long term diet success.
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Why?
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Long term(read that again.... LONG TERM) diet success is about consistency. Most people shift their habits for the short term, with short-term goals in mind. They don't understand that rapid results can typically be lost equally rapidly. They could instead be focusing on incrimental shifts... One habit at a time. Results would come steadily, gradually building off of eachother as the results become more and more exponential. These kinds of results are also easy to maintain. The habit patterns become second nature.
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2. Excessive strictness places a perception on food that's directly correlated to eating disorders. I personally almost NEVER suggest calorie tracking within the first year of working with my clients... Let alone measuring protein/fat/carbs and then micro nutrients.
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Is there nuance to this statement? Certainly. People that are more advanced in their fitness journey, or people that need to balance a deficiency will need to do some deeper calculating. But for someone looking for basic weight loss/muscle gain/mental health improvement?
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Focus on what you're already doing well. Bring awareness to the areas you KNOW you're not doing so well.
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Again, they who are willing to just start now and keep making changes for the rest of their lives are the ones who WILL succeed.

3. Excessive strictness = desperation for control. If someone comes to me and says "I've been tracking all my macros and workouts and I STILL see no progress" this to me is an immediate indicator of something deeper.
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My strategies put mental health FIRST. The reasoning at this point is obvious:
Without focusing on what FEELS good, no amount of action taken is going to help you.
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Even if physical results do come(which they probably won't if you're feeling this despondent, just being honest) they'll be nearly impossible to maintain and you'll spend the entire journey feeling like you can't control good results or bad results. You just don't have control.
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Luckily this kind of mental grid-lock is pretty easy to overcome with the right tools. Below this article, I've attached a tool you can use to start building your foundation in strong mental attitude toward your diet.

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