Weight Loss Tips
As a fitness & nutrition coach this is one of the questions I get asked the most. Actually I lied. It’s pretty much is the ONLY question I get asked - and with good reason right? I am a fitness trainer after all. We ask our dentist if our teeth hurt and we go to our hairdresser to get our hair cut.
Losing weight shouldn’t be any different. However, there are a lot of myths out there. Truthfully, it all boils down to the tips that I am going to be sharing with you here.
Caloric Deficit. No matter if your doing Keto, Paleo, Zone, Atkins, HGC they all have you eating less calories which is a caloric deficit. That is why its important to know more or less how many calories you consume in a day so that you can begin lowering from there.
Eat “WHOLE FOODS” I don’t mean buy all your food at Whole foods lol. Eat things that come from the ground. Avoid all the processed crap.
Eat the 3 Macros: Carbs, Fats & Proteins. There are more macros but these are the 3 that everyone knows of. It really isn’t a good idea to take away an entire food group from your diet.
Everything in moderation. Too much of anything is bad for you.
Read labels. It is so important to know what your putting in your body.
You DON’T need to eat every 3 hours to keep your metabolism active. The reasoning behind this concept is to keep your body in Protein Synthesis. Physiologically it also helps to be eating every couple of hours so that you stay satisfied and are not tempted to splurge.
Don’t deprive your body. I eat a chocolate almost everyday. I have a huge sweet tooth so it helps curb my cravings. I have a small piece and fit it into my macros so that I am satisfied. I also make sure its dark chocolate so I am getting antioxidant. Depriving ourselves leads to binging.
Carb placement is extremely important. Knowing when and how much carbs to eat throughout the day is important, especially around your workout window.
Drink water. I have another blog post on the importance of water.
Be conscious of empty calories. This goes for sodas, alcohol and any other food that has calories but brings no nutrients to your body.
I hope these tips broke a lot of the myths that are out there and help you with your weight loss goals.
P.S Carbs and fats are not bad; Eating before bed isn’t either. There is also another myth that you have to eat your largest meal in the morning. Unless you workout in the morning; this one is false as well.