Struggle to balance eating out while dieting? 🍔🍺 You’re not alone.
The majority of people I talk to struggle with finding the balance between achieving their body composition goals and maintaining a social life.
I use to struggle with this too.
A) Going out and eating something I considered as “bad” or “fattening” and thinking “ahhh screw it, if I can’t stick to my diet perfectly, I may as well go all out”. Letting that one meal or bite snowball into multiple high calorie, mindless meals which inevitably lead me to feeling guilty, bloated and disappointed.
B) Going into hibernation and avoiding social situations due to fear of undoing all my hard work. Of gaining a skerrick of fat.
Neither of these helped me achieve my goals. In fact, both ended up sabotaging my results, either in the short or long term.
And neither will achieve the goal of maintaining a lean, athletic body while also enjoying life to the fullest.
The good news is, these aren’t the only options. You can “have your cake and eat it”. Fundamentally it comes down to what I call “balancing the books”, something I teach all my 1-on-1 clients and Project Lean crew.
If you’re keen to know more, check out the link for the “Eating Out Strategy Guide” in my bio. A short PDF that outlines the principle and then provides a number of methods you can use to maintain your social life without sabotaging your results.
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