When you begin to doubt your fitness and nutrition plan (because let's get real... it happens to all of us! Especially if we aren't seeing results as quickly as we would like,) focus on what matters most!
Within a matter of seconds of googling "weight loss," you'll be bombarded with advertisements for fad diets, magic potions and pills, body wraps, juice cleanses, and detox teas.
Here's the worst part. They all have raving testimonials. You'll see pictures and quotes from people who got "amazing" results with little to no effort.
... And you're going to start wondering if it really IS possible to lead a healthy life or lose weight while still enjoying chocolate and wine on special occasions.
How are you supposed to choose the *BEST* product for your body and your goals with all of the options on the market?
What often happens is you can't decide which is best... So you don't commit to ANYTHING and you end up staying stuck exactly where you're at today.
HERE'S THE TRUTH:
There's always going to some fad diet or program that is the latest and greatest way to lose weight. Often times though, the programs promise weight loss but can be detrimental to your overall health. They eliminate important nutrients that your body needs to properly function. Or, they include too much of one macronutrient, placing additional stress on your bodies' organs.
Plus, these "hot off the press" fad diets and programs don't really teach you anything. Once you finish the program, you usually end up gaining the weight back that you lost because you haven't learned how to sustain a healthy lifestyle.
No matter what, your body needs to burn more calories than you consume to lose weight. This does NOT mean you need to count calories, but it DOES mean that you need to eat nutritious, real foods (such as lean protein, vegetables, fruits, and complex carbohydrates) MOST OF THE TIME. You'll want to include strength training into your exercise routine so that you can build muscle and rev your metabolism.
Most importantly, you'll have to be PATIENT. Losing weight, creating healthy habits, and leading a healthy life long-term takes a LONG time.
Don't let this discourage you, but let it EMPOWER you. Every decision you make on a daily basis affects your fitness and nutrition habits.
Focus on what matters most, be patient, and ENJOY YOUR OWN JOURNEY.
If you're looking for the knowledge, support, and guidance to start creating your own healthy journey today, I encourage you to book a free consultation call here. On the no-pressure call, we'll talk about your body, your goals, and how I help my clients to achieve the body and the life of their dreams.