For the week of August 24, 2015

Back by popular demand, our Articles for Clients brings you the latest shareable tidbits that fitness and nutrition clients will love.

Coach Stevo brings you two gems:

3 Ways to Use Tracked Data to Meet Your Goals

“I recently met a man at a gym where I consult wearing an Apple watch and a Basis watch, two heavy-duty trackers. He also tracked his food with MyFitnessPal, his sleep, his weight with a wifi scale, and a bunch of other things, too, all on disparate platforms. And after a year with all that data, his progress towards his goals had slowed to a crawl.”

How to Break Your Body-Shaming Habit

“This experiment was so radical that she even ended up making new friends and buying new clothes. It wasn’t a diet, exercise plan, a gym membership or a life coach. In fact, it was only one thing, and it took her less than 15 minutes to do. … Not 15 minutes a day, 15 minutes once.”

Here’s a new one from James Clear:

Getting to Simple: How Do Experts Figure out the Correct Things to Focus On?

“You have experimented with enough ideas to discover one or two options that seem to provide better than average results for you. You’ve overcome the hurdle of wanting more information and the fear of committing to something and now you’ve made a choice. You took the job. You started the business. You signed up for the class. You’re ready.”

And advice on calorie-dense meals from Georgie Fear:

Are you a “Volume Eater?”

“You pack in your veggies, you enjoy some shirataki noodles or cauliflower mash at times, and your meals reliably fill a plate. You know it’s low calorie-density. You know that pile of roasted veggies that dwarfs your friend’s burger is not a “fattening” choice. You know you can eat your weight in zucchini or threaten the maximum load of the lunch table with your gargantuan salad for a still-reasonable calorie total. But there’s a latent worry in the back of your mind.”

Coaches, do you have an article a client would love?

Every day you see the challenges and triumphs of people trying to change their health and fitness behaviors for the better. Habitry would love to help you share your insights with a larger audience.

Just start writing it down. As with a new habit, start small. Choose a headline and build on it. When you get to 500 words, stop, check your spelling and grammar, post, and then share your article with us. You could write about something you learned recently or tell a story inspired by someone you know. It’ll spark a great discussion.

When you post your article, tag us on the Motivate Forum or email me at vanessa@habitry.com.