Don’t Fall for the Quick Fix

January 8, 2020 Written by

You want results. We get that. But be careful not to fall into the trap. Don’t fall for the quick fix or the next diet fad.

It won’t last.

don't fall for the quick fix

Buzz Words Are Confusing

Trending diet words like Keto, macros, intermittent fasting, flexible dieting, paleo can be overwhelming. Confusing. Frustrating. With one search on Google, we’re faced with hundreds of options to help us get results.

The problem?

Promising unrealistic, unsustainable results, most fads are marketed as a quick fix and do not provide the long-term lifestyle changes you really crave. Before you respond with, wait Coach, I thought you counted macros. Yes, I do. But here’s the thing (and I’m pretty sure you’ve heard me say this before):

What’s right for them, may not be (and probably is not) right for you.

Looking at the above list, of “trending diet words,” it’s important to note that they have their purpose for some individuals. A cancer patient, for example, may benefit from eating Keto. A competitive athlete may benefit from counting macros. But, I’ll repeat this again: What’s right for them may not be right for you.

Sure, jump on any new diet trend for a few weeks and you’ll probably lose a few pounds. But you have to ask yourself if that way of living is sustainable. If not, you can expect that weight to creep back on (and then some).

So, what’s a confused goal-seeker to do?

What’s Your Motivation?

The biggest driver to change is finding your motivation. Why do you really want to XYZ (lose weight/gain muscle)? Is it to feel healthy? Look good? Perform better? You cannot achieve any of these goals on a quick fix. Identify your long term goal and determine the things you can do today, this week and even this month to accomplish that goal?

Fine Tune Nutrition Habits for the Long Haul

What behaviors can you fine tune to better your chances at staying on track with making better food choices? For example: make time to meal prep, get enough sleep, meditate, etc.

Create a sustainable plan that you and the entire family can embrace. After all, YOU are the one setting an example for your children. What habits do you want them to develop as they grow up?

And remember to be patient with the process. You’re creating new habits: for life (not just for spring break).

Ready to Nix the Quick Fix and RESET Your Habits?

Staying focused on one new goal every week, we will help you stay committed toward working on your nutrition and lifestyle goals for six weeks.

  1. Week one, we start with a kitchen clean out. We’ll be resetting your eating habits.
  2. Next, in week two, we add on portion awareness and talk about the importance of hydration.
  3. Week three is all about sleep. This is perhaps one of the most important factors (that most of us neglect).
  4. In week four, we talk about movement. CrossFit, running, biking, weightlifting. Whatever you love to do…do that! And then some.
  5. Week five is vital to our mental health – which can translate to our physical health. We’ll talk about stress reduction strategies you can carry through with us well beyond the six weeks.
  6. Finally in week six, we will discuss your recovery and self care habits and put it all together.

Huge changes can be made in a small amount of time.

So, go ahead…partner up with your family, workout buddies, long-distance friends, neighbor… and let’s do this!

Find out more about our upcoming nutrition challenge here >>

Register Today!

Contact Coach Angela or Coach Camilla at foundationnutrition@crossfitsalus.com

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