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Consistently "good enough" is better than perfection that you quit.
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we’ve seen it in so many precision nutrition coaching clients:
they want to follow the “perfect” diet.
so they adhere to strict meal plans (to the last measured teaspoon) monday to friday. and, the whole week, they worry incessantly about screwing things up.
by the weekend, though, the willpower gives out. they’re so sick of restrictive eating and can’t wait to eat food they actually enjoy. bring on the weekend binge!
for most of them, there are only two options: perfect or crap.
so the logic follows:
“it’s saturday, i’m out to lunch with my family, and i can’t have my perfect pre-portioned kale salad like i usually do, so instead i’ll just overeat a giant bacon cheeseburger and a huge heap of fries.”
if you take “perfect” off the table, things change. you feel empowered because there are now other options. instead of kale salad vs. five servings of fries, there’s:
“i’m actually in the mood for a salad with my burger because i had fries at that work lunch on thursday.”
🔑🔑🔑 therefore, our solution: always aim for “good enough”.
throughout the work week and the weekend, start to consider your health and fitness goals, what you're in the mood for, what's available, etc. come up with a definition of “good enough”, and aim for that.