Your DIETING Decision TREE


Let’s climb up the weight loss diet decision TREE

You were over eating and now you decide to eat less 

Good decision

You have gone on the internet and you typed in that you want to lose as much as possible as quickly as possible 

Bad decision

First few weeks weight is coming off in chunks

Affirms your bad decision

Headaches, no energy, no sleep and lack of sex drive leads to a meal off plan.

In a weird way this is a good decision

Scales goes up, you freak out

Bad Decision

You double down on the plan that had you with a headache, no energy, no sleep and lack of sex drive (with no real end point to speak of other than a weight goal that is likely too far away to motivate you)

Bad Decision

After three weeks you quit and realize what you are doing is unsustainable.

Good Decision.

Now let’s do it the Eat To Perform way

You were over eating and now you decide to eat less

Good Decision

You type in that you want to lose a lot of weight ASAP and a coach tells you that isn’t sustainable and walks you through a more gradual approach that you can keep off. She asks you if you agree and you confirm that sounds better.

Good Decision

First few weeks weight is coming off but not as quick as you like, your coach reminds you why it’s important to go a bit slower and reminds you of the initial conversation. You agree.

Good Decision

Energy levels aren’t great, you did have a headache once this week. Coach reminds you that the Fat Loss cycle is only 6 weeks and that your body will adjust as we gradually pull your plan down before food comes back. Coach asks if that makes sense, you agree that it does.

Good Decision

Scale goes up after your SUPER day (the day of the week Eat To Performers eat more flexibly) and you are very frustrated that all of your hard work feels lost. Coach explains to you that the SUPER day serves a purpose and reminds you that you were at your lowest weight just a few days ago and each week weight will progress down. Just not every single day. You agree that makes sense.

Good Decision

You double down on the plan as pounds go down and calories get adjusted along the way so that you keep making progress.

Good Decision

After three weeks you are down weight, friends are noticing. You aren’t feeling 100% in the gym but you are three weeks from food coming back. This serves as additional motivation.

Good Decision

After 6 weeks you are down enough weight to really feel good about your accomplishment. As food comes back you are scared, will all of that sacrifice be for nothing? Coach reminds you that the first week was just Round 1 and that what we are doing is setting up another round AS EFFECTIVE or more effective as the first. 

You enjoy the good and crush it in the gym.

GOOD DECISION!