3 steps to fix a broken diet [Infographic]
Here's how to get your eating back on track.
by Dean Carlson, Pn2
It's just about the beginning of a New Year, or at least it is when I am writing this.
But no matter what the calendar says, sometimes we get off track and just aren't making it happen.
Our friends at Precision Nutrition created this very helpful infographic, which shares the 3 main strategies we use to help clients fix a "broken diet", as well as some troubleshooting techniques for when the eating plan you are on "just stops working".
These are powerful and purposeful strategies to help you improve your eating, at the beginning of a brand new year or anytime!
Click here for a fully printable version of this infographic.
So what did we learn?
If you just aren't making progress, and you aren't sure what's wrong, remember these important things to try:
- First, remove "red flags" and nutritional deficiencies.
- Control your calorie intake without counting calories.
- Consider your body type and daily activity level.
- Monitor your progress carefully, and adjust how much you are eating as needed.
- Be consistent with these steps and think long-term first, before looking for new strategies.
That last point cannot be overstated. Consistency over days, weeks and months is almost always the real problem with our eating, whether we are a beginner trying to get started, or you are experienced but spinning your wheels. There is a solution, but we need to stick with it for long enough to figure out if what we are doing is effective. A few days or even weeks isn't going to cut it.
Don't forget to download your printable copy of this infographic, and please share with your friends and family!