Recently I’ve been getting messages and emails asking roughly about the same topic. What do I need to do to lose weight? What should I be eating? How much should I be eating? Is there a magic food or pill that will help?
Here is what I can tell you. Losing weight is never easy. But do not let that discourage you! The first thing I go over with all my clients is their eating habits. When are you eating? How frequently? How much are your portions and how do you feel after you eat? Sometimes people forget the multiple, small snacks they have throughout the day which in the long run can add up the calories quickly. I like to have them write down everything they eat and drink for about 7 days. On the eighth day they come in and usually the answer is right there in front of them to see.
All those late night snacks and stress eating adds up right in front of your eyes when you keep track. You can now identify what you need to cut out to reach your goal. If you are always tired after you eat or feel sluggish chances are there wasn’t any nutrients fueling your body. Those are the foods you want to stay away from. If you have to check the label to see what’s in it, STAY AWAY.
When you eat clean (fruits, vegetables, nothing fried, lean proteins, etc…)
You will feel better, physically and mentally.
You will have more energy. You will lose weight.
You will be happier.