I started this life of personal training and fitness to not get people “skinny” or promote some product. I started this because I have struggled my entire adult life with weight and body image. I always wanted to change something about myself and it took years of trial and error to finally find something that worked. I often get asked will this work for me? My answer is always yes this can work for you we just need to do a little detective work to figure out how your body responds to different foods and exercise.
I don’t ever promote diets, I promote eating for your hormones, which means you have energy, your cravings are under control, and you aren’t hungry. Every single person has different hormones in their body acting in different ways. No wonder one diet works great for some and not so great for others. There is no one size fits all! There is a metabolic formula that will work for you and once you figure it out it’s the goldilocks of fat loss for YOU. The old science of eat less exercise more is so out dated and even exercise science books are now starting to change their views. Food is fuel without it you can’t function and your body can’t do what it’s meant to do which is allow you to walk, stay alert and do all the important things you do each and every day. If you have a little extra fat you want to burn off then you need to find what works for you and your body, not what worked for so and so.
A little not about exercising and food:
When you consume too much food you gain fat, and when you consume too little food you gain fat. Your body is smart and will use muscle for energy if needed which is actually how you can become the “skinny fat”. You look thin, but do not have any tone or strength. You don’t have to exercise for hours and hours a day (unless that’s your thing) and starve yourself from food. 3 times a week of a 20-30 minute HIIT workout and then a few nice leisurely walks will put you on your way to success. Plus eating 5-6 meals a day keeps the body functioning at optimum capacity leaving those hormones in check. Small steps make for big improvements.
Nutrition seems to the be the hardest one for most clients to really grasp and I can tell you I have been there myself and know how you feel! First off, it’s NEVER all or nothing. It’s that simple. Also diving right into I’m eating healthy today hardly works for anyone. There are a few that can do that for a short time and then give up. That’s called a diet and remember, I don’t promote that. Instead pick one thing that you do daily that may not be inline with your fat loss goals and switch it for something that is in line with your fat loss goals. Example: I wake up everyday and grab a bowl of cereal while sipping on my coffee. Fat loss goal: I wake up everyday and grab a protein shake with my cereal and coffee. Or better yet add protein powder to my coffee and get two for one ???? Protein is essential for building muscle and creating strong bones (remember the skinny fat, we don’t want that). Don’t worry you won’t grow into a body builder by adding protein to every meal or snack. Trust me I have done it before and the amount of protein and food I had to eat was ridiculous and normal people can’t eat that much unless training for that specific thing.
Today I encourage you to take a small step either with a simple switch in your daily nutrition, a walk or a quick workout to get you going. Make sure to tag me so I can see your awesomeness!
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