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Why Should I Track My Progress?

One of the reasons my top performing clients get such good results is that they don’t leave their success down to luck. Of course you can just clean your diet up a little bit and try and make progress like that but you’re hitting and hoping, what happens on the times you want to eat something that’s not necessarily low calorie or “clean”.

If you’re working with me on the 1-2-1 nutrition programme, then we’ll agree a sensible goal and create a plan to work towards it. If it’s becoming apparent that the goal isn’t appropriate then we can always change it – better to make slower progress than set a goal that’s too difficult and get nowhere with it!

If you’re working through the self-managed nutrition programme, you’ll have set a goal for yourself, based on what you think you can do, and based on the recommendations here.

Either way, the key to pretty much guaranteed success is following the TTA (Target/Track/Adjust) method.

If you’re following that method then you should have a list like the examples below. At a minimum, you should be tracking your calories and body weight. I recommend tracking your fibre intake if this is something you struggle with, and your steps as this can have an effect on your progress.

Richard
Date / Calories / Protein / Steps / Weight

Danni
Date / Calories / Protein / Steps / Weight

Eventually, that list transfers into a success log, as per the examples below. This could be a few weeks if you’re already quite close to your goal, or a few years if you’ve got 10 stone to lose. It doesn’t matter – what matters is taking control of your health, your body and the results YOU want, and not leaving your success and results down to luck.

This is how we can pretty much guarantee success – you can see what’s working and what isn’t. Moreover, by tracking what you’re eating, even for a relatively short period of time, you learn so much more about food and nutrition than you would following a meal plan:

  • How many calories are in what you’re eating
  • How to integrate the things you like to eat into everyday nutrition
  • How to plan for and navigate social events
  • Which foods keep you fuller for fewer calories (satiety)
  • How to beat the marketers (high protein / low sugar scams etc)
  • Learning about macro and micro nutrients
  • Understanding the difference between healthy eating and eating for fat loss

So, if you want to get results like my top performing clients, and you want to learn how to make fantastic progress, without ending up in this situation, whilst improving your health AND understand how easy it can be to fit the things you love into your diet, whilst covering all the other bases, get tracking and learning, and you’ll be on your way to some brilliant, sustainable RESULTS!