The same thing applies to your nutrition:
If you are tracking your nutrition inaccurately, but precisely and consistently, then you can still adjust your food to get the results you want.
Let’s say you are tracking your food and it’s showing that you’re eating 1500 calories per day and not losing weight. As a coach I can tell you that 99% of the time, you’re actually eating your maintenance calories of 1800, but just under-tracking this by 300 calories (easy mistake).
Thus, you can adjust your calorie intake and try again. For example. if you reduce it by 100 calories then this will now show you that you are eating 1400 calories (but in reality you’re actually eating 1700 calories) and then you can monitor your results from there.
Now, if you don’t like tracking and don’t want to do it, that’s fine - you can simply apply this principle to a nutrition program with one simple tweak.
You just eat the same thing every day.
You monitor your results, and if it’s not working then you change something you’re eating.
This doesn’t actually mean you have to eat the exact same food, you just need to follow the same structure.
For example, 1 cup of any cereal, 1 piece of fruit and a protein shake or high protein yoghurt on the side at breakfast time. There is a million different combinations here so you’re not going to ‘get bored’ but it’s going to give you the same nutritional quality.
Likewise, a serve of protein (chicken, tuna, fish, beef, tofu) at lunch with 1-2 cups of veg or salad, a serve of carb (rice, pasta, quinoa, bread, a wrap etc) and some salad dressing, nuts or cheese for fat. Again, there’s a million combinations here that work.
Conveniently, this is the structure I use for my client’s nutrition plans. This means they can follow a precise nutrition intake each day without tracking it accurately (or at all) and I can easily adjust it if we need to push for more results.