That Overwhelming Feeling
Nutrition has to be one of the biggest obstacles my clients face while trying to put their healthy lifestyle together. Not just making sure they are eating they right things, but mainly making sure they get their meals in. They tell me they feel overwhelmed trying to get the 1-2 meals they were getting in the past, let alone the 4-5 meals that they should be eating.
A lot of women have confessed to me that it is easier for them to stick to what they are doing (usually eating 1 maybe 2 meals a day) then to have to go through all that “hassle”, as they say.
I agree. It would be a lot easier to just skip the “hassle” of making the food and snacking here or there and hoping that you got at least 2 meals in that day. But how is that going to let you hit your fitness/fat loss/muscle building goals?
Two words…IT’S NOT!
When I have clients come to me, especially ones who have gotten so worked up they are having panic attacks, about how to get all their meals in, I tell them this…
If you are used to eating 1 meal per day, your goal for the next week is to eat 2. If you are used to eating 2, your goal is to eat 3. You see where I am going with this. You keep adding a meal and/or snack to your day until you have reached your 4-5 meals.
Trying to go from 1 maybe 2 meals a day all the way up to 4-5 meals!?! Even I know that can be a stressor. And when you are trying to change your lifestyle (because remember that is what it is), the last thing you need is another stressor.
So, take it one day at a time.
If you don’t make your required meals for that day, don’t panic. Reset yourself for tomorrow and get at it. Biggest thing is to keep moving forward and you WILL see those results you are looking for.