We have all tried to lose weight for a holiday, squeezing into that LBD at Christmas or for a special occasion where you want to look your best. I was once guilty of this, it involved me crash dieting for a few weeks, eating at an unhealthy calorie deficit, restricting all sorts of healthy foods only to undo all my results by reverting back to my old bad habits. This is famously known as Yo-Yo dieting. Yo-Yo dieting can have serious negative affects on our bodies causing…..…
1. Increased risk of disease
2. Reduced energy levels
3. Muscle wastage
4. Increased levels of body fat
I now eat a healthy balanced diet which has resulted in me reaching my goal weight and maintaining this weight for three years. I feel full of energy, my skin, hair and nails are in the best condition for years but my biggest achievement is finally being in control of my diet and weight so I can focus on more important things in my life.
Making positive changes to your overall diet and lifestyle and creating good eating habits that result in slow, steady weight loss (1 to 2 pounds per week) is the safest most effective way to lose weight. Remember also that following a healthy plan will also make you feel good from the inside out.
My plans are realistic and very easy to follow, you will not feel hungry and will be consuming a balance of healthy fats, plenty of protein and good slow release carbohydrates. I even incorporate treats into the plan and focus on being good 80% of the time. Your overall health and wellbeing is way more important than being ‘bikini ready’ one week out of the year. This is 100% a lifestyle change and I coach and support all my clients to ensure they continue with this plan long term. That is my ultimate goal…..