If you’re sick of boring, rigid diets but you have health and body goals, flexible eating could be the solution you’re looking for. Here’s how to master it!
What Is Flexible Dieting?
With flexible dieting, no food is off-limits (unless you have an allergy, of course). There’s no such thing as “bad” food – only a time and place for them.
The whole idea behind flexible eating is that you don’t feel like you’re on a diet, although you’re eating healthier than before. You’re simply fitting food around your lifestyle, rather than letting it control you. So, you can still enjoy a sweet treat or a glass of wine, so long as it fits into your daily calorie and nutrient goals.
How Do I Master Flexible Dieting?
It’s surprisingly easy to get started once you have a plan. And it’s important that you recognize that a plan that works for someone else might not work for you.
Know Your Goal
First, know what you want to achieve. Is it fat loss, muscle gain, or maintaining your current shape? Your calories (and macros) vary depending on the goal, so it’s crucial you set a clear objective at the get-go.
Set Your Calories and Macros
Use a flexible dieting calculator to determine how many calories you should eat per day to reach your goal, and the type of nutrients you should be eating. For example, if you’re trying to lose weight, you might want some extra protein over carbs – protein helps you feel full for longer.
Create a Flexible Dieting Meal Plan
Now, set meals and snacks for each day, based on your nutritional needs. Keep your portion sizes in check (although they don’t need to be perfect!) and evaluate your progress every few weeks. Switch up your meals regularly so you don’t get bored – check out my cookbook for ideas.
Is Flexible Dieting for the Long Term?
Yes! Here’s why.
Once you learn how to eat flexibly while staying fit, you might find you don’t need a weekly diet plan, but structure is always a good thing.
Many women find it’s easier to stay consistent and motivated when there’s a diet plan – even a very loose one – in place. When you’re busy, it’s easy to lose track of your health goals, so following a flexible eating plan is one less thing for you to worry about.
Master the Art of Flexible Eating Today!
Never tried flexible dieting before? You might be unsure where to begin – and that’s okay! Don’t stress out about writing your own nutrition plan or setting macros. Instead, here are a few options for you:
- Try following these steps for creating your own customized nutrition plan.
- Join my SloaneSquad App, where I’ll help you build a healthy lifestyle and reach your body goals.
- Let go of your past experiences and move forward positively – there is a way forward!
If you need a little extra help, book a one-hour consultation with me. Together, we’ll create a customized eating plan that meets your goals, and I’ll help you build a healthy, sustainable attitude to food.
Don’t wait to get started on your health journey – jump into my SloaneSquad community and learn all about the best and most sustainable ways to eat healthy and get fit!