Each morning, think ahead to what food challenges you might encounter during the day. Then prepare in your mind how you can handle the situation.
I often get asked “Should I weight myself every day?” I say “No”. I go by the body composition analysis test I perform (body fat, lean muscle mass, water, etc) and I find clients more relaxed with weekly or every two week weight-ins.
Continuously remind yourself what the goal is. Every time you reach for something not on the program, you need to remember the goal and that makes it easier to stick with healthy food choices.
Intermittent fasting from the time you go to bed at night until mid-late morning is OK. I use to coach clients that as soon as they get out of bed they should eat some almonds. Now, I encourage morning exercise and if you can do it on an empty stomach, I’m fine with that. Taking a break from eating is important. The hormones that work to break down fat and glycogen (stored in sugar) need you to let them alone to do their job.
Exercise is an essential element to getting and staying healthy. I will coach you and together we will figure out the best exercsie routine for you. I need you to exercise to ‘up’ your metabolism.
It’s no secret that I am into the Paleo diet. This means you’ll be eating lots of meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and fat. You get lots of plant foods too. Make sure that the fruits and veggies you include are diverse and are different colors (each color signals a different nutrient). You will not be chowing down on grains, (bread, pasta, etc) and other refined carbohydrates.
I am serious about weight loss. Stay away from vending machines, snack rooms, and cakes to celebrate the birthdays. I don’t want you being tempted to eat junk food or overeat. You tell me your goal and I will help you to change.