It happens to everyone. That moment when you realise that it’s time to do something about your weight.
It may happen when you’re looking in the mirror, standing on the scale or when you can’t jog around the park.
Your first thought is to go on a ‘diet’ but as quickly as that enters your mind the ghosts of a hundred diets past return…along with all the frustration.
Then you wonder, why bother?
The weight will come back, as it always has. Then you’ll be back in front of the mirror as discouraged as ever.
The answer is not to go on another diet.
The answer is to change your lifestyle, exercise consistently and get the hang of healthy eating. We teach you how to do this in our Nutrition Coaching Program.
Making the Change. It’s time to lose your ‘all or nothing’ mentality. Embrace simple, small changes that will add up to big improvements in your lifestyle. These are your main venues for change:
What You Eat. Let’s face it, most of the foods we eat aren’t the healthiest. Some are downright terrible (perhaps you had a yummy burger and fries last week). While others are simply excessive (the snacks you eat while watching TV). Some are just the processed foods which aren’t even that much fun but do you just as much harm like margarine, peanut butter or white bread.
The solution to cleaning up your daily diet is NOT to go back on a ‘diet’. In fact, I never want you to go on a ‘diet’ again. (Yes, you heard me right!) Instead I want you to make permanent healthy changes to your eating habits.
Here are some practical examples:
- Choose salad over chips
- Don’t add butter to your food
- Eat fresh produce with every meal
- Eat 2 bowls of veggies a day to keep the fat belly away
- Limit desserts to one or two per week
- Cut out mindless snacking
- Drink alkaline water for an energy boost, not soft drinks or juices
- Limit alcohol to 0-2 days per week and no more than 5 at a time (this is binge drinking which does the real damage)
- get the latest NutriBullet (which looks like a spaceship) and drink 1-2 natural juices daily
I don’t expect you to eat a perfect diet every day of the week – that’d be as ludicrous as Kim and Kayne or the speed of Dark Helmet’s spaceship in Spaceballs (yes 80s spoof movies still make me laugh). You should, however, make MORE healthy choices every day than unhealthy ones. A great idea is to adopt the 80/20 rule which is 80% superfoods, 20% healthier alternatives of your favorite foods.
How You Move. Exercise is a huge component to a healthy lifestyle, and to be honest you’re probably not getting enough of it as we can all do more. How often does an entire week go by without you ever lacing up your running shoes? Don’t disregard the importance and power of a good workout. Just like brushing your teeth, exercise is a “MUST”, not a maybe, in your routine if you want to be fit for life!
Your new healthy lifestyle means exercising on most days of the week. This may seem tough at first, but I have the perfect solution – my training programs were created for busy people just like you who only have so much time to dedicate to exercise.
I understand how hard it is to find the motivation to stay consistent and to push yourself. Make exercise a no-brainer—contact me to get started on a lifestyle enhancing program today.
Here are simple ways to move more:
- Watch less TV
- Stretch stiff muscles every day
- Play at the park with the kids (preferably ones you know)
- Go for a jog
- Do some pushups every morning
- Get a Fitbit, walk everyday and beat your step goal
While none of the above are meant as substitutes for a solid exercise routine, they are great ways to become more active and to improve your lifestyle.
Your lifestyle is the balance of all the choices that you make regarding your body. Swing the balance in your favour—make a majority of your choices health conscious.
So the next time you’re in front of the mirror you won’t worry about your weight.
You’ll relish it.
Are you ready to transform your lifestyle and body? Call or email me today to get started if you’re not already one of the Supreme Fitness gang.