Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Stages of Nutrition

This is a great post today by Mike Roussell on The Naked Nutrition Blog. You should check it out. He gives a simple but humbling graph that allows you to think through and identify where you are on the nutrition journey.

I fight a tendency to bounce around on this graph, as many of you probably do too. If I have too much freedom with my nutrition I find myself freestyling, which does not work for me. I might just freestyle my way through an entire package of Double-Stuf Oreos.

Seriously, I've not done that kind of thing in years. But the truth is, I may have a commitment problem. When I get down on the graph far enough to be counting calories and cycling carbs, my inner free spirit starts kicking in again, especially when I don't see results fast. Then somehow I find myself climbing backwards, uphill, thinking maybe there's a different plan that's better or some detail I missed or something. Then I soon rein myself back in and focus.

This is a timely blog entry for me, thanks Mike Roussell! Counting calories and trying to hone in on a diet that is non-compliant seems fruitless. If you've slacked off tracking your compliance with your current nutrition plan, kick it back into gear so you know where you are and where you're headed next.

Where are you on the nutrition journey? Check it out here: Stages of Nutrition

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2 comments:

Fred said...

Thanks Kelly...something to think about, even though I don't pay close attention to counting calories or cycling carbs. I guess I'm probably more of a 'freestyler', to use Mike R's terminology, although I'm sure that's a big part of my trouble cutting weight.

I know what I need to eat (and not eat)...it's just the execution that's tough...but the more results I see, the easier it is to say 'no' to the sweet stuff.

Good "food for thought"!

(pun intended!)

Kelley Moore said...

I could not have said it better. Execution is the most difficult part. I am motivated by seeing results too! k