My Nutrition Secret For Girls Who Lift

There are a lot of diet plans and courses out there that tell you what to do to get great results.
 
So you go to the grocery store, buy all the food from the shopping list and go home to prepare your food for the week — just like what the plan told you to do.
 
Monday comes…
 
Everything runs smoothly, you didn’t ‘slip up’ and managed to follow the plan to a tee.
 
Same goes for Tuesday. Things are going well.
 
Wednesday hits and the chicken and broccoli just doesn’t hit the taste buds like it did on Monday.
 
Thursday hits and you notice you start to crave that lil’ sugary hit that you promised to give up last week.
 
Things slowly start to go down hill coming into the weekend, a friend has offered you a slice of pizza (that wasn’t apart of the plan)…
 
1 turns to 2. 2 to 3. and before you know it you’ve even the whole damn pie!
 
You feel like a failure, so you decide to blow out the rest of the weekend and start fresh on Monday.
 
Has ever happened to you?
 
It definitely has to me.
 
And it definitely happened to one of my new case study girls a couple weeks ago before joining us. In fact, the story I just told you above was actually her story.
 
So why does this happen? Why do we start our ‘new’ diet strong in the week but fall off the wagon by the weekend?
 

It’s because the diet plan is too much, too consuming, too overwhelming, and it’s too soon.

 
You are probably just not ready for a ‘perfect diet’ yet.
 
Think about when you decided to start exercising again. You probably started out with just a couple sessions per week, right?
 
Then after a couple of weeks you went to 3 times per week…
 
Few weeks or months later you then went to every second day…
 
You continued along this path until maybe you got to training every day — but it took you 2–3 months to get there.
 

However, when it comes to our diet we try and be ‘perfect’ every single day from day dot.

 
If you didn’t do this when you started your fitness regime, why should you do it with our diet?
 
Here’s what I suggest you do instead:
 
Week 1 — pick 1 day in the week where you are going to have what we will call a ‘best nutrition day.’ – you get everything right according to your plan.
 
And as for the rest of the week (the other 6 remaining days) you can do whatever you want when it comes to food, don’t go crazy, but you don’t necessarily have to stick to the plan.
 
From a results point of view is this great? No, probably not.
 
However, long-term is this going to work? Yes, and you will see why in a second…
 
Week 2 — pick 2 non consecutive days in the week for your ‘best nutrition days.’
 
Week 3 — pick 3 non consecutive days.
 
If we continue along this path, here’s what you get…
 
By week 4, you be doing 4 ‘best nutrition days’ with 3 days off.
 
In week 5 you will be at 5/2.
 
Week 6 will be 6/1.
 
And I would say, that once you have reached week 6, you will continue with that momentum of having 6 great days, and 1 off day — consider that your cheat day.
 
This is very similar to how we teach our nutrition system to our case study girls, and I have found it to be the most effective way to introduce a nutrition program into your lifestyle so you can remain consistent and reap the benefits.
 
So there you have it. That’s how you start a diet plan and stick to it.
 
Talk soon,
 
Grant
 
P.S: Whenever you’re ready… here are 3 more ways I can help you get stronger, fitter and more confident in and outside of the gym:
 
1. Join GWL with Grant connect with girls who lift from around the world
 
It’s our new Facebook community where girls who lift learn how to get break their strength and fitness plateaus without exercising more or eating less. — Click Here
 
2. Join our Online Implementation Program and be a Case Study
 
I’m putting together a new online coaching case study group at Strength Squad this month… stay tuned for details. If you’d like to work with me on your strength training and nutrition plans… just email me and put ‘Case Study’ in the subject line.
 
3. Work with me and my squad privately
 
If you’d like to work directly with me in our main online coaching community, Strength Squad, to take you from a plateau to progress… just email me me and out “Squad” in the subject line… tell me a little about your fitness situation and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!
About The Author

Grant Lofthouse

Grant Lofthouse is the creator of the Girls Who Lift program which is a dependable and consistent strength and nutrition system that breaks your fat loss, muscle building and strength plateaus by customizing your program beyond the typical ‘eat less and move more’ model. He has clients in every state of Australia and regularly acts as an online coach to girls who lift.