Sustainable weight loss is simply about finding balance, control, and consistent healthy habits. In other words, a sustainable rhythm that works for you, which will eventually become a lifestyle.
Healthy eating is understanding what you are putting into your mouth. Quality in = quality out. The trick to sustainable weight loss is to steer clear of foods that are jam-packed with calories but don’t make you feel full (hint: LOTS of these start with the letter C: chocolate, candy, cookies…) . Focus instead on replacing them with REAL foods that fill you up naturally.
The foods you eat should be enjoyable and not leave you starving an hour later
The TRM 721 Online Nutritional Bible explains how to use the versatility of fresh vegetables and fruits to create meals that are balanced, healthy, and delicious! If weight loss is your goal, then committing to 70% super clean for a few weeks will help you steer in the right direction.
Exercise isn’t the (only) answer
Exercise is great for your cardiovascular system, normalising hormones, increasing your metabolism and helping you get into a balanced state to encourage healthier eating, but don’t use it as an excuse to eat more food that you know is not serving you. Replenish the energy you expend in your workout with a wholesome combination of fibre, protein, good fats and carbs.
Know when to rest
Getting adequate amounts of sleep (7-8 hours minimum for most adults) is a vital component to achieving your weight loss goals. Stress is also a factor that can greatly hinder your progress. When we stress our bodies, our cortisol levels spike and our bodies go into survival mode. This can lead to weight gain, despite maintaining other healthy habits. Aim for 1-2 days of rest or active rest with some low-impact activities such as walking, yoga, or swimming. These benefit the mind, body and soul!
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Another key to weight loss? Consistency! It’s great when you are motivated the first week or two, but this is a marathon, not a sprint! And with a marathon, slow and steady wins the race: Keep your goals in mind, like a photo in the fridge, daily reminders and inspiration on your phone or by your bed. Better yet, take a weekly photo of yourself in minimal clothing, and notice how your body changes as the weeks go by! Holding yourself accountable on a regular basis will motivate you to do better every time.