Posts in Coaching
MEASURING FAT LOSS OVER WEIGHT LOSS

This fixation with the scale is a pattern we see with clients often. It’s natural, but it’s also preventable. Rather than just suggesting that you don’t let the number on the scale bother you, today’s post dives a little deeper into how you can make the most of this (often inaccurate) measure of progress and other ways to determine the true changes you are experiencing on your fat loss journey.

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THE POWER OF CHECK-INS

This week we’re talking check-ins. If you have a nutrition coach or really any kind of coach, you probably have some sort of regularly scheduled touch base with your coach to catch up about how things are going. So, other than checking the box off your to-do list (check-in: done) and a brief touch base with your coach, why are check-ins so important? Today we’re breaking it down and offering advice from a coaching perspective about how you as a client can get the most out of your check-ins.

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TRACKING MACROS WHILE TRAVELING

When it comes to working towards specific nutrition goals, we talk a lot about creating habits and establishing a routine; unfortunately, travel can wreak havoc on our routine, leaving us feeling like we should just throw in the towel and start over again when we get back home.

It can be unrealistic to expect to hit your numbers spot on while traveling, but it is possible to still stay on track when on the go. Being diligent about your nutrition doesn't mean you have to carry a food scale around with you and say no to every treat offered. It does, however, mean there may be some compromises to make on occasion.

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DIY MACRO CHALLENGE RECAP

We know it’s not feasible for everyone to have a nutrition coach, so we created the DIY Macro Challenge to give you all the tools you need to take control of your nutrition on your own terms. The goal was not to create a quick weight loss challenge, but to provide an opportunity to challenge yourself to build the habits necessary to create long term, sustainable change and give you the tools to make those changes happen. As coaches, we found it important to follow along with the challenge and this week’s post is about sharing our experiences with you.

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SKIP THE QUICK FIX AND FOCUS ON LASTING CHANGE

The fitness industry thrives on quick fixes. From challenges promising you’ll “lose ten pounds in a week” and “melt fat in 21 days” to fitness products guaranteeing a six-pack overnight. But here’s the problem: quick fixes turn us into quitters. We don’t need short timelines and restrictive rules; creating lasting change requires knowledge and skills that allow you to make small changes, consistently, over time.

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