While we all know “calories in, calories out” is the base for all nutrition goals (lose, gain, maintain)…it’s important to take mental note of what might be affecting your calories in!
Yes, in a perfect world we are stress-free, have perfectly planned/measured yummy meals made for us, stay perfectly on track, and so forth…BUT — that’s not reality.
While there will be things in our day-to-day out of our control, it’s important to be aware of somethings we CAN control.
- Be mindful of sleep quality and quantity.
- Be aware of appetite levels — am I hungry or bored?
- Be aware of stress triggers for excessive eating.
- Be aware of your environment!
See if there’s any of these that we can control a little better or set ourselves up for more success!
‘It’s always better to have self control at the store so you don’t have to practice as much self control at home.’
And remember — whenever you get off track — SHAKE IT OFF AND MOVE ON!