3 Tips For Weight Loss
The market for the weight loss industry is huge! Every second company is out there with the intent on selling whatever diet it is they have on hand that will help you ‘LOSE 10KG IN 5 WEEKS!’, or a thousand personal trainers trying to convince you to weigh and measure every miniscule gram of your food in order to take in the ‘perfect’ amount of macronutrients. Most of these methods are outrageously overcomplicated and unsustainable for the average joe. So, it is about time we simplify the whole damn thing. It doesn’t need to be this overwhelming nightmare of a task, it needs to be simple, it needs to be sustainable and your need to realise NOW that you are in it for the long haul.
LOSE WEIGHT FAST!
The ‘lose weight fast!’ method is all BS, it doesn’t work in the long run and it doesn’t focus on helping you improve your lifestyle. The intent is purely to get you to lose ‘weight’ as quickly as possible, with absolutely no care for what that weight includes (muscle mass, fat, water… we still need the muscle mass and water!!). The aim is to drastically limit your calories to get it done fast.
COUNTING AND WEIGHING
Intensely counting your macronutrients, weighing your broccoli and virtually never being able to go out for dinner with your friends… is actually a far healthier and more effective method for burning fat while maintaining muscle mass. BUT it is completely inconceivable for almost everybody except elite athletes. Why? Do you, the average joe/jane, honestly believe you can stick to weighing and counting your food EVERY DAY and STILL maintain a healthy relationship with 1/ your food, 2/ your friends and family, 3/ your own mental state? Day in day out we see people on social media go HARD on their diet with the intent on growing abs and looking as ‘skinny’ as possible. So many of these people reach that goal… but far far more often than not, we see them a few months later struggling with rapid weight gain, discussing their mental battle with body image and food, and generally ready to put themselves through it all over again. And I personally am shattered that this is happening to so many people, and that so many trainers out there are pushing this on their weight loss clients. It is UNSUSTAINABLE and COMPLETELY DANGEROUS, psychologically far more than physically.
We discuss some methods to just keep it simple. Weight loss, or a better term, fat loss, doesn’t need to be that hard. Lastly, remember these rules: 1/ THE LONG GAME is the ONLY WAY to a healthy fat % 2/ STOP WEIGHING YOURSELF, how you feel and how your clothes fit are 100x the better indicator. An accurate fat % is the next best measure. Total kg is IRRELEVANT. 3/ STOP TRYING TO LOOK LIKE A FITNESS MODEL ON INSTAGRAM. Not even they look like that 90% of the time. #alwaysfilter 4/ ABS ON FEMALES IS NEAR IMPOSSIBLE for 90%+ of you. Chase a new goal… like looking fit and healthy, feeling fit and healthy, and enjoying what good health and strength feels like. Ladies, you all look fantastic without abs, + in the end, no one actually cares about your abs.