29 Mar Don’t do this if you want to lose weight and keep it off!
Okay, I had a client join us recently and again was faced with the misconception that you have to lose weight by reducing the calories to a really low amount. Even some doctors prescribe really low calorie diets to their patients to have them lose weight. Well, it does work, at least initially but then the patients gain it all back and more than that. I guess it keeps the business going. Here is my take on it: This is not the way of doing it. You did not gain the weight over night and you are not going to lose the weight over night. Here is what you should do:
- Consistency is the key, plan your weight loss in small steps.
- Adjust your eating by cutting out sodas, diet drinks and sweets. A good way to start is pretty simple if your food does not look like food, meaning it is highly processed try to eliminate it. Initially it might be difficult but after a while your palate will be more sensible and you won’t crave processed foods anymore.
- Increase your vegetable intake and decrease your intake on rice or potatoes.
- Decrease your fat intake.
- Often these steps are not enough, simply because we have no measurement of how much we ought to eat. Restaurants serve us too much and we forgot how big a portion really should be. Sites like 411fit.com or mydailyplate.com can help big time.
- Now to the exercise part: Exercise regularly, have at least 2-3 days of resistance training for at least 30 min and 4-5 days of cardiovascular training for 30 min minimum.
If you have any question about personal training or boot camps, feel free to contact me or one of my personal trainers.