How To Stay On Track When You’re Not Tracking

If you’re in the routine of regularly tracking, you are bound to encounter a vacation, a weekend, a meal or just some scenario, where tracking just really isn’t an option or practical.
For some of you, this may not feel like a big, for others it may make you feel like a loss of control, like all your hard earned progress is going out the window or like you’re lost, not knowing what the heck to eat or how to handle it!
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Our goal as coaches at Flex Fuel, is to educate you along the way, so that you’re confident in your habits & know how to handle those times when you aren’t tracking. You should be able to know what healthy choices & balance looks like, regardless of what life throws at you! You should be able to enjoy life, without stressing over your food.
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Key Points in handling those “untrackable” occasions:
🥞Portion control is everything: No matter what you’re eating or drinking, if you monitor your portions, you will lower chances of having adverse affects!
🥦Whenever possible, reach for Whole Foods: Unprocessed, veggies, fruits, lean proteins, all the colors, no additives! If you’re eating REAL food, it’s more difficult to over eat or feel yucky!
💦Hydrate: This will support digestion if you do have food out of the norm that affects it & make sure you aren’t mistaking thirst for hunger!
🌯Eat Slowly: Chew your food 20-30x per bite, this will support digestion & give your brain time to register when you are satisfied, preventing over- eating.
👀Stay Aware & Present: When you’re eating, do your best to eliminate distractions, this will keep you from mindless snacking & over eating!
🍓Pack Food: Whether it be meals or just little snacks, bringing your own, healthy options is always smart! This at least gives you a little control & some options!
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We encourage our clients to track their food when possible because this gives control, balance & structure! By doing this, it makes you aware of what proper nutrition looks like for you & will give you more confidence in those times when you aren’t tracking & don’t have that structure!
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Are you confident in those un-trackable situations?