I know there is a lot of information out there on the internet regarding workouts and diets. A lot of that information can often be contradicting or have mixed reviews – what the heck are you supposed to listen to and take as truth?! This can get overwhelming and super confusing, I know!! When things get to overwhelming or confusing we tend to just want to run for the door. Or maybe you end up on this crazy extreme plan that is not sustainable for you and you end up falling off and gaining all that weight back (plus some)
Extreme measures in health and fitness are NOT the answer. When it comes to seeing changes in your health and in your body the number one thing you need to do is be consistent. When you adopt some crazy extreme diet you may lose some weight and you may sustain it for a couple weeks or even a couple months, but eventually you will fall off because well.. It’s extreme! Extreme is not sustainable and things that are not sustainable do not encourage consistency!!
See where I am going with this??
A lack of sustainability and consistency will eventually lead to you gaining the weight you lost back (plus some!!). That is NOT good. The back and forth of your diet and workouts and weight gain and weight loss is not good for your physical or mental health!! Let’s be real here.
Okay, so here is the solution. Here is the best diet advice you will ever hear.
What you need to do is make small, sustainable lifestyle changes. You do not need to necessarily eat less. You just need to eat BETTER.
If you are carrying some extra, unwanted weight you are likely eating a lot of empty calories. That means you’re eating say, 100 calories, but those calories are high is sugar, sodium, and saturated fat and low in minerals and vitamins. Empty calories aren’t doing you any good and they are working AGAINST your fat loss.
You need more nutrient dense foods!
Nutrient dense foods are high in micronutrients (aka vitamins and minerals) in relation to number of calories.
Some good nutrient dense foods:
- Leafy greens
- Whole grains
- Lean meat
So here is what you are going to do….
Replace your empty calories with nutrient dense foods. The calories will often take care of themselves when you do this ONE thing.
Avoid that food that is high in sodium, sugar, and saturated fat and start eating the foods that are high in vitamins and minerals.
One last little note for you, friend…
I want you to remember that you have had certain unhealthy eating habits for YEARS. Changing these eating habits will NOT happen overnight. Stay consistent in your efforts and give yourself time to adopt these new habits. Give yourself TIME to see results.
You got this!!