It’s that time of year where everyone is setting big goals with weight loss and fitness.
My question is, do you have a plan to accomplish them? Or are you just planning to “wing it” and yo-yo diet?
I don’t recommend that for lasting results. Yo-yo dieting makes us fatter and flabbier over time. Restrictive dieting actually can cause you to lose muscle tone, which is the opposite of what we want. I never, ever, ever recommend cutting carbs. It’s so bad for you and as soon as you reintroduce them to your diet, you blow up like a balloon. Yuck! Who wants to feel that way?
We need complex carbs for energy! They are our friends. Trust me.
Want to diminish your cellulite? Build muscle and tone your body. How does that happen? You have to eat well and strength train.
Under eating can actually cause you to hold weight, just like over eating can.
Here are a few quick tips I have for accomplishing your goals faster and having long term, healthy results.
- Eat every 3 hours, at least 5 meals per day
- Eat about 20-25g of protein and complex carbs each meal
- Drink about 100 oz of water per day
- Avoid processed foods and alcohol
- Keep sugar under about 30g per day (don’t count fruit and veggies)
- Weigh yourself once for a starting point and kick out the scale
Are you having trouble finding support? I’ve been there! When I set out on my weight loss journey years ago, I was surrounded by people living a party lifestyle and they weren’t really into getting healthier and exercising. That’s okay. It doesn’t mean you can’t be friends with them, just find a new tribe who supports this part of your life as well.
I also give you a place to start with everything you need to be successful.
I teach women how to eat for life. Not diet. Dieting means temporary and we want lasting results.