Read this if you want to lose weight and keep it off – you’re a human, not a robot!
If losing weight is a simple matter of “eat less/move more”, then why aren’t we all walking around slim and lean?
The fact is, fat loss is simple in theory, but not so easy to apply!
We are humans, with emotions, daily habits, routines, preferences, and lots of influences around us.
This is why I don’t just tell my clients what to eat and how to exercise.
It might work for a couple of weeks, but then real life will get in the way, and that’s when such an over-simplified approach comes undone.
Most Fat Loss Plans Are Too Simplistic
If you want real, lasting fat loss (and all the health and happiness benefits that come with it), you need to develop a sustainable approach. Let me help.
5 Steps To Lasting Fat Loss:
Step 1: The Law Of Fat Loss
One thing we have to accept is fat loss needs a calorie deficit.
That means taking in fewer calories than your body needs each day. If you have a consistent calorie deficit, you will burn fat consistently.
The size of your deficit will influence how much weight you lose, how quickly, and how easy you find it to stick to your plan.
Step 2: Adjust Your Eating Habits
Your current weight is a reflection of your food habits.
If you have been overweight for a while, it has been some time since you really knew how much you were eating.
You need to get to grips with your calorie intake, so you can adjust it accordingly.
The best way to do this is by tracking.
Whichever method you choose, you must get an accurate picture of your current food intake.
Step 3: Movement You Enjoy
Notice I don’t use the word exercise?
To start getting the fat off, you need to move more.
The best form of exercise is the one you enjoy and will look forward to doing.
There are no rules. What sport, activity or movement will you love doing?
Step 4: Get More Active
Start building more movement into your everyday life.
Walk more, play with the kids, do manual chores (mow the lawn, wash the cars).
Stand up more often from your desk.
Walk a bit further.
It really does count.
Step 5: Be Consistent
It takes time to get the body you want, so be patient.
Consistency Is Key
Find a process you can follow and settle in for as long as it takes.
This is why it’s so important to find a way of eating (not a “diet”!) and a form of movement (not “exercise”) you will enjoy doing.
Remember, the time will pass anyway.
Spending your time going after your dreams is time well spent.
Don’t focus on how far you have to go.
Put one foot in front of the other, and enjoy the journey.
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