When you want to lose weight, what’s your instinct approach? Probably to eat less food.
Getting “healthy” is more so about eating better, not less.
To keep it simple, losing/ gaining weight is about calories in vs. calories out, but the quality of your food is equally, if not more, important.
If your goal is to…
- To lose weight, you must be in a calorie deficit (burn more calories/ day than what you’re consuming)
- To gain weight, you must be in a calorie surplus (consume more calories than what you’re burning)
- To maintain, your calories consumed must be equal to the calories you’re burning
- Move your body! Compliment your diet with a form of exercise that you enjoy. Whether it’s daily walks, lifting weights, yoga, create a lifestyle out of it!
- Replace the processed food with real food!
- If you’re serious about losing weight, track your calories for one week. This will help you gain a better understanding of what you’re eating. MyFitnessPal is an app that makes it super easy to track food! Once you gain that understanding, you can then adjust your calories accordingly to better suit your goals.
- Self-educate. That juice you’re drinking that’s advertised as “all natural” or “organic” isn’t necessarily healthy. Learn to read and understand labels/ingredients.
- Pro-tip: if you struggle to pronounce the ingredient name, it’s likely a red flag (ex: maltodextrin, xanthan gum, letiticn, etc.)