‘I used to meal prep like my life depended on it. ‘
Todays blog is about nutrition. Something I used to be very into. Throughout my 30s I was always trying to lose weight. I read/studied everything I could on how to eat for weight loss. To cut a long story short I became obsessive about it. On the weekends I would meal prep like my life depended on it. Making sure I had healthy food at all times was essential as god forbid I got hungry and ate some chips.
That approach didn’t work for me as what I didn’t know was the amount of stress I put on myself was completely counterproductive. I never did lose the weight and I was pretty miserable too.
Now I realise as what the body and mind need is balance.
I stopped stressing about what I ate, learned about the nervous system and how to relax and guess what? My body found a balance and my weight stabilised.
So what’s the problem I hear you ask?
As I stopped worrying about losing weight my bad habits started to creep back in. At first was just a few biscuits here and there, then, crisps, takeaways. I’ve even eaten McDonald’s in recent times which is something I swore off since my 20s….
I have no problem with any of these things in moderation. In fact one of the best things I learned through my nutrition education is the 80/20 rule. Eat well 80% of the time and the body can cope with a little bit of the not so good stuff. I was getting closer to 20% healthy, 80% not so great food. Chips, toasties, crisps and biscuits had become my go to. My diet had become what I used to warn against – beige – carb heavy with little nutrition.
I’ve been coasting along like this for a while now and I’ve decided things have to change. I have a new motivation. Health I want to be healthy and stay well for my daughter.
I don’t want to be obsessive about what I eat like the old me. What I want is to be better.
- I want to eat a balanced diet and add more nutrition to my meals.
- I want to allow myself the odd treat but ensure it is a treat not a everyday occurrence (eg. no more biscuits for breakfast)
- I want to have more energy and feel good.
All these things are easily achievable it just means getting organised and changing some habits. Having studied how the brain works and how we create patterns and habits, I’m well equipped to do this.
What I’ve decided to do is give myself a 28 day challenge
- 4 weeks of conscious eating and improving my nutrition
- Re-establishing good eating patterns
- Increasing my protein and eating more vegetables.
- decreasing the biscuits and crisps.
The reason I’m sharing this with you is that I’ve had quite a few members ask me about nutrition recently.
So I’ve decided I’m going to run this as a group challenge.
As you all know from the success of our training programmes, being part of a group programme greatly increases your chances of success. It gives you structure, accountability and it’s just more fun.
So if you too want to eat better and feel you can join me throughout July on my 28 day challenge.
There is a small cost of £30
What you’ll get:
- A healthy eating PDF guide
- Weekly emails giving you tasks, recipes and shopping plans
- Full support through a private Facebook group.
- Weekly accountability check in.
I can’t promise you will lose a stone or dress size (you likely will lose some kgs but this is not the sole focus)
What I can promise is that you will feel better, have more energy and you have a better understanding of healthy eating, empowering you to make better choices.
Sign up at the link below
ps you will need a Facebook account for the support group.