One of the most common questions I get asked all of the time is "How do I stay on track with my nutrition plan if I'm going on vacation or to a wedding or during the holidays". It can be very frustrating and can seem like you have to sit in a room all alone away from everyone so that you don't overindulge.
This does not have to be a stressful time especially when these should be happy times spent with friends and family. I always tell my clients to go ahead and enjoy themselves and don't deprive yourself however, once the vacation or special event is over, make a commitment to getting right back on track with your nutrition and your fitness routine.
There are several different ways to go about having a great time without going way off the deep end or feeling bad in the days following your "cheats". I am well aware of having that dessert or meal that you normally wouldn't and then having to get back to business in the days following.
The most important thing is to make sure you are working with someone who is actually licensed to first of all, set up your nutrition plan correctly for your body type, activity level, age, weight etc... once you begin working with your Sports Nutritionist, you will know very early on if this person is what they are marketing themselves to be. If you are being honest and following the plan that was designed for you, you should begin to see and feel a difference in your body within just a couple of weeks of starting a nutrition plan. This does not mean that you can silently not follow your plan and then blame your Nutritionist. The relationship between You and your Nutritionist must exert effort on both of you. You should be held accountable for your actions without feeling like one mishap is going to destroy your entire plan. You should be able to get tips and guidance when you are struggling to stay on track and you should be able to reach your goals without starvation or magic pills or 4 hours of extreme cardio.
I hope you all enjoy the beautiful summer months that are upon us and if you do need someone to design a plan that fits your goals, schedule and budget, I would be happy to work with you.