This past week I stress tested my nutrition plan to make sure that I understood the bumps in the road a bit before I decided to put the full fledged plan into action. What does that mean? I wanted to try and focus on just eating healthy without needing to complete a weigh in or measurement on the table. So, essentially I tried to follow my guidelines (Slow Carb is the plan, by the way) and determined where I found difficulty following the plan.
This may seem like a stall. I decided to take another week before I started REALLY following the plan, etc. etc. I assure it was not. I have attempted to hit the ground running with a lot of dietary plans over the years, and within the week I am back to my old eating habits. So, I decided to try and follow the plan and track where things went off the rails. This proved to be a valuable exercise as now I have to plan around those events more cautiously.
For example, on Thursdays I have this appointment that requires me to drive across town, meet for an hour, and then drive across town back. It occurs right around lunch, and in my rush to get back to the office, I often stop at a drive thru to grab a bite. This is a great example of poor planning. On the days, where I have this appointment, I should make sure I have a lunch prepared that I can eat either before or after I return from the appointment.
That was what the stress test told me. I showed me the points where my plan would falter, so I could prepare for that ahead of time. This week! We go LIVE!