REASONS YOUR DIET ISN’T WORKING

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How was your Super Bowl Sunday? Did you celebrate? Or did you sulk because your team didn’t go. Sorry Jase. Next year is the year of the Bills 🙂

For those of you paying attention, last week I discussed how to lose fat OR gain muscle. In case you fell asleep and need a refresher, be sure to give this a read:
https://coachingwithabby.com/blog/can-you-lose-fat-gain-muscle-simultaneously/

So you’re trying to lose fat… but your diet isn’t working?!

What gives?

Send help (SOS)!

You feel like you’re doing all the right things… working out, cutting calories and creating a deficit BUT not seeing results.

Here are some of the most common issues/mistakes I see clients make…

You jumped the gun…

  • Dieting too long/too often: You shouldn’t be dieting >12-16 weeks/time and not > than 1-2x/year
  • You didn’t spend AT LEAST 3-6 months at maintenance calories prior to dropping your calories.
  • Maintenance calories usually > 2,000+ for active people.

You didn’t earn the right to diet

  • Thyroid, sex hormones, menstrual cycle, gut health weren’t in a good place prior to cutting calories.
  • You’re stressed to the MAX! High stress can prevent successful fat loss
  • You aren’t getting quality/quantity of sleep. Poor sleep doesn’t promote recovery/fat loss.

You don’t know HOW many calories you actually need vs intake

  • You’re not weighing/measuring/tracking macros and don’t know if you’re creating a calorie deficit or not (duh)!
  • You’re forgetting to log things like cooking oils, salad dressing, condiments, etc.
  • You aren’t in a calorie deficit.
  • You dropped calories too low too fast.

Too much/Too little activity

  • Not getting enough movement outside of your workouts. Should average ~8k/steps/day.
  • Exercising too much so the body can’t recover and adapt.

Are you struggling to lose fat?

Coach Brianna and I want to help you lose fat AND feel DAMN good!
In our 1:1 coaching programs we help clients personalize what + how much to eat for their goals. We also address any underlying issues that might impact results (stress, sleep, thyroid, blood sugars, sex hormones, etc).

Want a customized nutrition plan to help you lose fat?

Get started with a FREE Discovery Call to see if you would be a good fit for our team. 

Schedule a Discovery Call to discuss your goals + my programs.

Let’s see if you are a good fit!

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