The elusive struggle to lose weight continues to confound most people. It seems like the more articles / research / self-help books on weight loss, the bigger we get. It is an inverse relationship that does not make logical sense, yet when we look at our current lifestyle choices it makes all the sense in the world. People think losing weight is hard…and it is in some ways. Truthfully, though, it is easy on a physiological level and difficult from a mental and personal perspective. Losing weight is hard because people kinda don’t wanna do it. They sorta don’t feel like changing their eating habits. They really like chocolate, cookies and endless pasta bowls. They like their routines, and we all are creatures of habit. So what is a person to do?
Instead of trying to follow a super strict eating plan, start out with guidelines that create healthier habits. Check out this article to find out about 3 simple ways to lose weight. In summary, you want to:
- Keep a food journal and record what you eat
- Avoid skipping meals (do NOT skip)
- Minimize (or eliminate) eating out, especially at lunch
See…simple! Just write it down (creating awareness and understanding habits), eat at regular intervals (never allowing yourself to get too hungry or over-eat down the line) and prepare your own food thereby maintaining control over what is in it and how many calories you consume.
Of course calories matter, and it is still a ‘calories in, calories out’ equation such that if you consume more than you burn you will gain weight. There is no way around that one.
The last point made in the article, and one of the most important yet, is that losing weight and keeping it off VITALLY DEPENDS on regular physical activity. Nothing is better than an up-tempo training session, so ditch the lasagna, check out our offerings, and sign up for Pilates Bootcamp today!