Sunday Supp: Why do I fail to keep my resolutions?

Today's Sunday Supp is all about FAILURE. With the New Year only hours away, it's a time that most of us are thinking about goals and resolutions for 2018. It's a time that we make commitments to getting in shape and living healthier. So what is it that keeps us from keeping those commitments and meeting our health goals? The guys START a conversation about this very topic today. And they are going to cover it more in depth on Wednesday's episode as Eric shares what has worked for his clients.

Why do people fail to meet their diet and nutrition goals?

How choosing the wrong metrics sets you up for failure.

It's time to throw out the scale!

Making the focus how you FEEL instead of arbitrary measurements.

This is an exciting topic and one that can help kickstart your New Year the right way! Tune in to today's conversation, and then be sure to check out the next full episode for the complete list of tips for keeping your resolutions. Make this year the one that changes your life!

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Chad: 00:06 so we're getting a lot of questions regarding the proper way to live life in ketosis. We have you covered in our mid week mini series called Sunday subs. Every Sunday we'll have a quick supplemental episode where we answer your questions on all things Keto. So our question today comes from sandy and she asks, year after year I have set health goals and year after year I fail. I am contemplating starting the Keto lifestyle in 2018, but I don't want to fail again. What's your advice? I love this question. Obviously it's very timely. Happy New Year's Eve by the way. Eric, you too. So obviously a year. So obviously this is a very, very poignant question. We have a lot of new clients coming into the biofit program. You're working with a lot of clients. They're setting new goals for 2018 and I'm sure you have tons and tons of experience coming up against this. Why do people fail when they set health goals and it w, I mean we can ignore the fact that it's even a new year's resolution just in general. Why do people fail when they set health goals?

Eric: 01:15 I think it's, that's a difficult question. And I say I'm a big spectrum of why certain people fail and why certain people succeed. And a lot of it is setting the right goal.

Chad: 01:31 Yeah. Let me tell you, maybe maybe a little bit of my experience can help jog. That's and I, and I'm, I'm starting to realize even now as we push record, this is a lot bigger conversation than we have in this small five minutes Sunday supp. So maybe we can just hit one. So here's, here's the thing that I've noticed. Two things for me when I fail at goal setting or achieving goals that I've set is the one I get to the end of the goal that I didn't achieve and realize that my metrics were completely wrong. The way that I was measuring the goal was completely wrong. Um, because as you and your steps along the way, and that's the other part of it, is that I realized at the end of failing at a goal that I had the big goal in mind and didn't break it down into the daily steps or even in the moment, the decisions I've got to make in that one moment right then are going to determine whether I stay on that trajectory or trajectory or not. And so I think those are the two things for me personally that I struggled

Eric: 02:35 in, in, in you, just you, you nailed it because what I do with those is it's back to that puzzle. OK, your goal, whatever your goal is, let's say if it's a race or whatever, could be something physical or body composition to a certain level that you're ultimate goal. That's the big picture. That's what you're striving to achieve. Now, every step along the way is a piece of the puzzle. All right? So workouts, your, your, your, your nutrition, and your anything to do with that, your blood markers or anything you need to do and get, get healthy or et cetera is part of the puzzle. So you start piecing the puzzle together to get to the big picture. So along the way you're going to have to reach smaller goals to get there. It's step by step and I look at just we got to get all the pieces of the puzzles to work in order. You know, the simple things like to keep away the negative pieces that happen, like weighing yourself every day that that's a, that's a metric that we pushed to get rid of that because it's. It's really not valuable.

Chad: 03:42 Yeah. I've experienced that through working with you. There is absolutely no reason for me to step on the scale that there's no, no, because in our conversations, all of our conversations are based around, OK, did you do this daily thing? How did you do on your macros today? How did you do on your workout today? How did you do on your rest day today? How do your muscles feel? How does your mind feel? How does your, you know, how do you feel, feel, feel, feel, not what did you weigh in at today? And I love that and I've never, I've never been a scale guy, but I've seen my wife obsess over it. I've seen, you know, just tons of people obsessed with this, this to two pound fluctuation and that can't be a good metric of success

Eric: 04:26 and when I have a bio fitters that way, I try to get him away from that because it's a fluctuation that's not real. I fluctuate two to three pounds and I had to show my wife for like a month of daily way is to show her that I'm not going to gain two pounds of fat, which is 7,000 calories in one day. We're dealing with hydration, OK? Water retention and other issues. If you're not going to the bathroom, digestive issues, you know, if you're not eliminating properly, carry extra weight. If you're constipated for a week, let's add some poundage there. Don't take it personally, like that's fatty issue that you're not losing. Any weight. I scale can be a noose around your neck, it will ruin your day more than it will make your day. That's why I say don't scale scale and that's a metric that makes people fail and obtaining a weight loss goal.

Chad: 05:22 Absolutely, and there's tons of those right? Calorie counting, all of that kind of stuff. So That's interesting. That's a very. That's one aspect of many. I think we could talk about to answer this. What, what do you think? I mean I know we had something else planned for our upcoming podcast on Wednesday. What would you think about tackling this? Maybe maybe just you and I having a conversation covering some of the major reasons why your clients or or you've witnessed people fail in the past.

Eric: 05:56 That's actually a good idea because we can actually take people, you know, w w when I. When I coach in goal setting, especially if you lose any body composition or overweight or obese and there's health conditions, it's exciting because in, in, in ketogenics you're coming from a different. Playing field is a different game. It's totally different because you're dealing with something different at different energy. Substrate, that on every other diet you're on, you don't have this advantage and maybe I shouldn't go. It brings me right into.

Chad: 06:30 No, I think that's a great idea. Why don't we plan to do that? So we will cover all the reasons in, in all of your experience, in coaching, in and out of keto. Uh, you know, all you can talk about in detail some of the ways that people fail and I think that would be really, really helpful. Well, thanks for biohacking with us today and uh, folks join us. We'll do a full episode on this stuff. I think about that. I think that's a great idea. Yeah, I didn't come up with it, but you, and it's very timely. Obviously a tons of people are thinking about this. So, um, and I wanna thank you for joining us on this quest for optimal fitness. If you're ready to begin your own journey and live your life in Ketosis, be sure to check out and biofit coaching on facebook. And we'll see you there. Stay keto!