Good question, huh? Will you lose weight and keep it off?
What’s the answer? Nope! This is something I have learned time and time again. People want to change, they want, no NEED that weight to come off so they figure if they add in some workouts each week and that because they lose 10lbs they are good to go.
The funny thing is, the moment that the workouts stop, it will all come back. Why? Because you aren’t changing your food. Did you know that food is at least 70% of your weight loss? That is at least 70%, others think its more than that.
Weight watcher meals, pills and magical fairy dust isn’t going to keep the weight off if you aren’t making it a lifestyle change. I had to learn that the hard way. Before I started my shakes, I thought I was eating pretty healthy only to find out (fortunately we have a naturopathic doctor on my team to keep me in check) that I wasn’t eating healthy at all. Having pastas, whole wheats, etc every day was why I wasn’t losing my belly fat. But I was working out, so the weight should have just flew off, right? No, your body is meant to survive on certain nutrients that aren’t always in foods, or should I say the foods that we are eating.
If you want to keep the weight off, in my opinion there are 3 major factors that you need to look at.
How To Lose Weight And Keep It Off
- Protein – Protein is what your body thrives on. You need at least 65% of your body weight in protein for your weight to stay off.
- Water – You need 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water for your body to be hydrated.
- Breakfast – Having breakfast increases your metabolism and sets the tone for your day. If you wait until 11 or 12 to finally eat, you are going to want to eat everything in site and your metabolism is already slowing down which slows down your weight loss. When you start your day right, you feel so much better.
There are more factors but for now in what I’m learning these are some of the most important factors for weight loss. It’s not just about weight loss, its about a lifestyle change. With new customers coming on with me, I focus on creating a lifestyle change so taking a protein shake every morning gets you in a habit. As you change habits, you change yourself and that builds the confidence that you want.
If you want to take the breakfast challenge with me, let me know! I’m offering free nutritional coaching to my customers to get you headed in the right direction. You don’t want to do this alone and I’ll be a positive motivator for you!