7 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR FLEXIBLE DIETING SUCCESSFUL
In the Summer Shredding eBook, we go into detail about Flexible Dieting.
Flexible dieting is a method in which you set up your nutrition for your own goals. Whether it is losing body fat, maintaining your weight or building muscle. This way of eating does not restrict you by cutting out certain foods or food groups, it enables you to incorporate food that you really enjoy into your meal plan. It allows for snacks and the occasional treat, as long as it falls within your calorie and macro goal.
Want to know more? All the information you can find in the Summer Shredding eBook here.
We have gathered a few tips on how to make flexible dieting easier and successful in the long run.
- MEAL PLAN THEN FOOD PREP.
We all know the saying: Fail to plan, plan to fail.
This sounds a little cliché, but it carries so much truth. If you plan your meals ahead, you take all the guess work out of your meals. You can work your favourite foods and treats into your weekly meals, while still reaching your goals!
Prepping the meals that you have planned will make your life SO easy. It will also ensure that you don’t grab something unplanned and unhealthy because you are too hungry to make a proper meal! Your food is ready and you know that it fits into your calorie and macro goals.
You don’t have to prep meal-by-meal, but if you have a container if cooked quinoa, grilled chicken, roasted veggies etc in your fridge, you can just measure and throw it all together with some other fresh ingredients to make your meal! This also allows you some variety in your day to day meals if you get bored of the same meal every day.
- CHOOSE NUTRIENT DENSE CALORIES OVER EMPTY CALORIES
After you start tracking the food that you consumer, you will start seeing that something that does not fill you up at all is the same amount of calories than a satisfying meal.
Fill your calorie goal with food that actually FUEL your body, leaving you satisfied and energised and leave the empty calories.
Flexible dieting does not leave you hungry if you do it right. You can create meals that feel like you are eating more than ever, but are actually lower in calories.
- ENTER YOUR FAVOURITE RECIPES AND MEALS INTO MY FITNESS PAL.
By entering your favourite meals, snacks and recipes into My Fitness Pal you’ll save time in the future.
If you for example love eating a chicken breast with a couscous, corn, tomato, onion and baby spinach salad, add the ingredients with the portion size as a meal to your MyFitnessPal account.
This gives you surety about what you are consuming as well as saving time to just quickly add it to your day!
QUICK TIP: For recipes, I recommend weighing the total final amount of your dish, then use that number as the number of servings when you enter it into My Fitness Pal. That way, when you dish out say 300 grams, you can use that as your serving size.
- DOUBLE CHECK MYFITNESSPAL, EVEN THE VERIFIED ITEMS.
My Fitness Pal relies on user-generated entries so they’re not always correct. If something seems off, double check it against the packaging or Google the nutritional info if it’s a whole food.
- ENTER YOUR DAY IN ADVANCE.
Set yourself up for success.
You should go into each day knowing what you’ll be eating. You can make adjustments as needed but planning your days out in advance makes a huge difference.
You don’t want to wing it throughout the day and then end up going over your calorie or macaro goals just because you did not plan.
- LOOK UP NUTRITION INFORMATION BEFORE INDULGING.
Once you see what’s in that meal you think you really want, you might not be as included to indulge.
We’re not saying don’t treat yourself, just be aware of how much this will affect your goals. Treat yourself within your means.
- LITTLE THINGS = BIG THINGS.
One of the most important things to remember with flexible dieting is that little things = big things. All the little snacks that you normally don’t register, guessing what is in your food and the all-too-famous cheat meal all adds up.
Make the right choices over and over again and those healthier choices will add up to big changes. Stick to your numbers and over time you’ll start to see results.
- Tried and failed to lose body fat over and over again;
- You are tired of not achieving your goals and are ready to set some new goals and finally reach them;
- You are ready to apply these principles to your own life;
- You are ready to set yourself up for success in 2020
then flexible dieting can really change your life. All the information on what this is, how it works and hoe you can incorporate it into your life, is available in our Burnt Fit X Uleen Summer Shredding eBook