There’s no real secret if you’re trying to lose weight and get in shape. YOU must put in the work! Of course, genetics play a major role, but they can be for you or against you. YOU must stay moving and making great choices! This is one of the best commitments you can make in life. The common denominator is you.
Excuse the incorrect grammar, but YOU…
Gotta be Intentional
Gotta be Consistent
Gotta have Self Control
Gotta Stop Idolizing Food
Here’s what may work for you,
1st Make this a lifestyle change with realistic expectations. The weight wasn’t gained over night, don’t expect to lose it that fast.
2nd Don’t go on a super restrictive low carb diet. We need carbs! Foods that contain carbohydrates bring so many important nutrients to the diet; vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber, to name a few. Carbohydrates are the main energy source for the body. They’re broken down into sugars to act as the body’s gasoline. Check out the actual term carboHYDRATES, carbs hydrate your muscles, giving that extra boost of energy.
3rd Your diet should contain mainly nutrient dense food. This means you should be eating lots of vegetables and fruit, lean protein, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Always, always, always eat everything in moderation, this means only giving your body the amount it needs. You don’t have to eliminate everything you love; just do it in moderation
4th Working out- Resistance training and lifting light weights 4-6 rounds (15-25 reps) is great to do 3-5 days a week, which is an excellent way to burn fat. This is enough to change your body and give you a good challenge. Be sure to keep your workouts intense with proper form, little rest, and the right tempo. This helps to keep control, prevent injury, build speed, increase strength, and improve power. Remember to focus on the effectiveness of your workout rather than the duration. 2-3 hours of weight training at the gym does not always mean you put in a lot of work on your body. More than likely there was phone scrolling, people watching, and/or too much conversation.
5th There are professionals to help you, use them! Although, it is ok to take your health into your own hands. Truth be told, one size doesn’t fit all so make sure you find what works for you and then stick to it! Just remember, there are so many diets and fixes out there, BUT they are not all good for you. Working with your health care provider first and then a Health Coach will help you figure out what’s true, healthy, and realistic vs what’s false and simply wrong. You’ll also have someone to help you accomplish your goals through holding you accountable.
6th Last but not least, DON’T GIVE UP! Love every part of your transformation. Dance to the beat of your own drum. Your journey and your progress are just that, YOURS! Don’t compare yourself to others, it will cause self-destruction.