The Nutritional Challenge i.e. Diet
If you’ve read the Coffee Shop and Bus Stop Nutrition article you’ll understand that diets fall into the Bus Stop category i.e. we use them for a limited time when we expect a specific result. If you haven’t already, go back and read that article, by clicking here.
We call diets ‘Challenges’, as diets are generally quite challenging. By calling it a challenge you add an element of competition with yourself and your coach, me.
This article will help you decide which diet/challenge is right for you and how long you’d like the challenge to last.
Challenge Start Date & Duration
We begin by selecting a start date for your challenge to begin. The challenge doesn’t have to begin next week. Select a time period when you’re free of major stressors and life events. Ideally allow yourself some planning and prep time e.g don’t expect to move into your new house on Sunday and begin your challenge on Monday!
Now select the duration. Understanding a difficult task or period won’t last forever provides more energy & motivation now, when we need it. This'll also allow us to measure the results and adherence providing valuable feedback for future attempts.
Typical time frames can vary...3,5,7,14,21 days are suggestions. If you’ve never done this before start small i.e. 3-7 days. Or, if the challenge is extremely intense such as ultra low carb the days will also remain low.
If you’re a seasoned pro shoot for a higher number, you can even try 28 days upto 6 weeks!
Intense Challenge = Short Duration
Moderate Challenge = Longer Duration
Ponder these decisions for some time, don’t rush it. The right time frame should be ‘comfortable, but a little scary’.
Selecting the Challenge.
Read through the list and assess which one’s sit well and which one’s don’t.
The most common challenges are listed above. However, if you have something else in mind let’s discuss during our call.
You should now have;
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