“If you don’t change what you are doing, nothing ever changes.” #fact
How long have you been wishing, hoping, maybe even dreaming, about once and for all losing the weight and living a healthier lifestyle?
My most recent client came to me with a strong desire to lose weight, but initially she was reluctant to ditch the diet mentality. She seemed more at ease remaining almost carb-free, restricting many of her favorite foods, while limiting any of her free-time in order to fulfill her expectation of getting to the gym for hours at end. And she was frustrated an miserable. Understandably so; wouldn’t you be frustrated if you felt like you couldn’t enjoy your food without fear of it sabotaging your weight loss efforts. Not to mention the amount of time spent in the gym that could be spent adding a better quality to life, and wasn’t showing much improvement to your figure.
Finally after a month of watching and listening to her frustration, I suggested another way. In one month, we shifted gears. It wasn’t about calorie counting and needing to follow a diet. It was about making sustainable, lifestyle changes like, eating breakfast… everyday! Learning about low-glycemic eating and incorporating more vegetables in her menu! Drinking water and moving a little more… and when she wasn’t feeling as satiated as she should after a meal, we added more fat and fiber! But because it’s a lifestyle approach, there was still pizza and cocktails, going out for breakfast and enjoying an “elephant ear” at the carnival!
The progress in June totaled – 8lbs lost, 7.5 inches gone and 2% reduction in body fat! The goal is always fat loss, not water weight and muscle reduction. So excited to continue this journey in July to get closer to the ultimate goal!