The Consistency Struggle … Is It the REAL Problem?

by | May 28, 2021

What is your biggest struggle?

9 times out of 10, when I ask that question the answer is …

Consistency.

I’m consistent all week and then the wheels come flying off on the weekend.

I’m consistent all day and then I snack like crazy at night.

I’m consistent for a while and then I inevitably self sabotage.

Sound familiar?

Sounds like a major consistency problem, right?

Wrong.

Is it really a consistency problem or something else?

I mean, if you want to treat symptoms, then sure … it’s consistency.

If you want to get to the root of the issue, then consistency isn’t your problem.

When you treat the symptom (consistency) you typically try things like …

Trying harder.

Being more disciplined.

Avoiding certain foods that “forced” you to be inconsistent.

Telling yourself you just need to get your shit together and have more willpower.

Also sound familiar?

How’d those solutions work out for you?

Magically fix the problem?

Didn’t think so.

So maybe we try fixing the root of the issue, yeah?

Cool.

Consistency is the symptom … let’s treat the problem.

First, let’s use the weekend example since it’s the most common.

I’m consistent all week but ruin my progress every weekend.

Treating the symptom … you probably told yourself to just stop eating like an asshole every weekend.

And that didn’t work.

Have you thought about WHY you eat like an asshole every weekend?

Have you thought about what you feel every weekend?

The good news is … I used to be the king of this cycle so I know exactly why it happens and how to fix it.

You’re being too strict all week.

You have no flexibility, you’re eating too little, and you’re avoiding “bad” foods.

You’ve tricked yourself into believing that you’re “consistent” all week, when in reality you’re a prisoner all week.

And the weekend = freedom.

The food rules go away, your body is craving energy, your brain is craving all the things you told it it can’t have …

Thus, the free-for-all commences.

Treat the root.

Stop restricting, depriving, and operating with all the food rules every week.

This same thought process can be applied to the night time snacking example.

When you under eat and restrict all day, and then have a stressful day at work (or just in general), you’re going to snack or binge.

Once again, it’s not consistency that’s your issue …

It’s lack of freedom and trying to be too perfect.

Have you ever experienced a protocol that “worked” for 6-12 weeks and then all the sudden stopped working?

Like you lost a bunch of weight, hit a wall, then gained it all back?

No judgement … that used to be me all the time too.

You didn’t lack discipline or willpower …

You simply were following a plan that required perfection and a whole bunch of food rules that eventually wore you out.

It’s not fun to avoid carbs forever.

It’s not fun to have a list of things you can’t do.

It’s not fun to feel like you have to hit every macro to the gram every fuckin day of your life.

The fact that you stuck it out for as long as you did is impressive.

But make no mistake about it … that wasn’t consistency.

That was you trying to be perfect.

Trying to be perfect will never work long term.

So, if you’re picking up what I’m putting down …

Then the solution should be quite clear.

It’s about reframing what consistency truly is.

You should be eating enough and not always in a constant state of deprivation.

You should have full autonomy to eat whatever you want, whenever you want and not following some arbitrary food rules.

You should have freedom and flexibility every single day and not just on the weekends.

You should understand that consistency is in no way, shape, or form equal to perfection.

Let’s start there and then watch how your progress sky rockets.

Or if you need help implementing, this is exactly what we help with in our 1:1 coaching program.

If you struggle with perfectionism and any of the above scenarios resonate with you, then you may be a great fit for the program.

We’ll help you improve your relationship and mindset around food while achieving the body you desire.

If you’re interested in learning more, simply shoot me a message on FB.

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