Nutrition is made complicated by the volume of information shown to you at once.
It’s hard to work out what to do. And you’re not alone. Even fitness pros get frustrated as you.
Here are some simple places to start:
1: Take a step back from fads.
Buzziest fads like keto, intermittent fasting, low carb, detox, paleo, keto…
Not that they don’t work (not everything that works is good for your health either). But they actually cut out the key nutrients your body needs, which results in health problems, hormonal and metabolism issues, stress, anxiety.
In short, it’s not practical.
2: Ask yourself, “What am I doing this for?”
Are you doing this for body composition? For overall health and well-being?
Everything boils down to your vision. Make sure you’re doing this for a certain purpose.
3: Keep a food diary: the #1 intervention
Your food diary is a daily record of what you eat and drink every day. It helps you understand your eating habits and give you insights on what needs to be improved.
4: Calculate your baseline
Putting in much work but seeing no changes at all? That’s where calculating your baseline comes into play.
Your baseline tells you your unique body makeup.
So before spending so much time on getting yourself in a complicated process of working towards where you want to be, it’s best to know and understand where you are currently.
You can download my Ultimate Macro Plan calculator here: https://www.sportsmodelproject.com.au/ultimate/ump/
5: Monitor your thoughts
It’s so easy to turn nutrition into a form of punishment. We try to ease our negative self-talk by denying ourselves food or by overeating.
But in reality, food is there to nourish your body. It’s there to support you on your goals.
Use techniques for your thoughts instead of using food as a method for dealing with those thoughts.
Now that you have some basis to start, another problem that’s coming up is, how can you proceed?
That is why I created a process for you called: The Sports Model Project.
It’s everything I have learned becoming a fitness pro, a world champion, a natural athlete, and a coach to thousands of women from all over the world in the last decade.
Our specialist team of coaches, nutrition experts, and neuro-psych and I will teach you elite skills and techniques in your training, nutrition, and mindset.
Our process works. But ONLY for the hardest worker in the room.
Love and light,
Hattie x SMP Team