Have you struggled to take your results to the next level? You have fitness and health goals that are obtainable, but you just aren’t getting there, right?
You’re motivated. You work hard. You eat well. You can just tell you are capable of taking it all to the next level, but you aren’t sure how to get there or what’s holding you back from it.
Do you find yourself struggling to find the missing piece that will get you to the next level and take you where you want to go with your health and fitness goals? I understand, and so does my client Mary. (Mary’s name has been changed for the purposes of this article.)
Mary struggled to find the next level even though she was working out four to five days a week and eating a pretty strict diet.
When Mary and I sat down to discuss her goals, where she started, and what she’s been doing thus far we discovered that something was missing. She was active at least four days per week. She ate well and stayed away from foods that could sabotage her success. On the surface, it looked like she was doing everything right.
What could have been missing?
What was missing was extra calories. Yes, that’s right. Mary needed at least 300 – 500 extra calories each day that she was active. What was happening is that she had become too efficient in her metabolism and didn’t make the adjustment to ensure she was fueling her body enough to continue to see results.
You have to fuel your body properly if you want to see consistent and long-lasting results.
How can you ensure you’re properly fueling your body to reach your best results? Well, just as I suggested to Mary, you have to pay attention. Pay close attention to your average calorie burn on days you are working out and are active and the days you are not. Paying attention will help you to understand what your body requires for fuel and energy.
Next, you need to pay attention to what you’re eating. If you aren’t consuming the right types of food to fuel your body, you won’t be able to get the most out of what you’re putting in. There is a lot of information out there on how to do this, but just as I told Mary, and tell all my other clients, you have to start with your fiber intake.
I suggested to Mary that she add about 300-500 calories to her diet. These calories primarily came from foods that were great sources of fiber. This added fiber provided her with more energy, improved digestion, more access to short-chain fatty acids, and much more. What she also noticed is that she was able to work harder during her workouts and began to see the results she always knew she could.
Are you fueling your body properly to get the results you desire?
You have to be careful of depriving yourself of calories and nutrients on a regular basis. Is a negative caloric balance necessary for weight loss? Yes. However, if you deprive yourself too much, too often you will be setting yourself up for more failure than success.
Success comes from proper nutrition, hard work, rest and the consistency of all three.
At M3 we have developed a system to help you ensure that you are properly fueling your body to get the results you’re looking for. We call this the Sticky Fiber Diet. If you want results and to ensure that you can take those results to the next level, contact us today to talk with one of our fitness coaches about the Sticky Fiber Diet and what you can do to start fueling your body for more success!
Mary works hard. Mary is committed. But, Mary also knew she could do more and with the help of M3, she is doing much, much more!
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