When you’re on a diet, the goal is to not *feel* like you’re on a diet, right?
In fact, sustainable fat loss depends on being able to feel as full as possible in a calorie deficit, with hunger, energy, and cravings managed. If you feel like you’re on a diet all the time, you’ll struggle to stay compliant.
When I first started my weight loss journey, I thought that counting calories or macros was the only way to lose weight. I thought weight loss was a simple “calories in, calories out” game.
What that meant to me was this: “I can eat whatever I want as long as I work out like a crazy person, and make my food fit within my daily allotted calories.”
Needless to say, this didn’t work! At least, not for long! This is because you can’t out-train a bad diet, and you can’t manage your hunger, energy and cravings when you’re eating whatever and exercising so much that your appetite is out of control!
Now, I know better.
I don’t eat 1,200 calories per day.
I don’t count calories or macros.
I don’t exercise a lot, either.
I eat more than I did when I was “dieting”.
I love how I feel because I’m eating the foods that give me sustained energy; and
I exercise less than 90 minutes PER WEEK!!! SAY WHAT?!?!?
I did this by dialing in my nutrition and fitness for a short period of time to learn how to balance my unique hormones and set a metabolic baseline where my hunger is controlled; my energy is stable; and my cravings are managed.
How did I do it?!
I adopted these six simple steps to fast fat loss!:
1. Have a simple plan:
Fat loss is only as complicated as we make it. So don’t complicate it!:
Eat fibrous veggies in robust and unlimited quantities.
Eat lean protein at every meal and snack.
Enjoy fat from wholesome sources in limited quantities.
Temporarily cut out inflammatory foods and refined starches.
Workout less but with more intensity.
Incorporate restorative activity.
2. Embrace structure:
Plan to eat and workout at the same time every day. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. Have a routine-our brains love ‘em!
3. Be a #basicbitch:
When you’re on a diet, the more basic you can make things, the better. Conserve your willpower by eating the same few things. Simple=success and variety is earned.
4. Establish your metabolic baseline:
Follow steps 1-3 and your HEC will be in check! This is a sign that your hormones are balanced and you are burning fat. Without a baseline, you won’t ever learn what foods don’t work for you, or more importantly, what foods cause cravings and may trigger you to overeat!
5. Find what works for you:
Fat loss is impersonal…until it’s not. Steps 1-4 work to get most people a benchmark: then, it’s on you to slowly re-integrate foods to find out what works…as well as what doesn’t!
6. Rinse and repeat:
This process teaches you what foods help you ignite your metabolism to burn fat; have sustained energy; manage cravings and hunger effectively; and feel your best! Whenever you veer off course, just rinse and repeat!
If that prescription seems too simple, that’s because it is! Fat loss isn’t complicated—we just convince ourselves that it is because we go about it all wrong.
Not to mention the fact that diet culture depends on us being in this constant state of confusion and overwhelm.
But I say “F that!”
There is no reason why you should:
Continue to struggle;
Spin your wheels;
Remain frustrated; and worse of all,
Put in all this effort and have nothing to show for it!
All these reasons and more are why I’m hosting a free, live webinar (aka live training) on Wednesday, 4/18 and Friday 4/20 called “Fat Loss Firsthand: What All Lean People Know That No One Ever Taught You.”
I’m spilling all the secrets that the effortlessly lean know and the rules they live by that allow them to:
Get and maintain their results with ease;
Surrender the struggle; and
Enjoy their lives to the fullest because they have time to think about things besides their bodies and food!!!
Sign up by clicking the image below, and you’ll receive a confirmation email within 15 minutes with all you need to know to join me live!
The 6 Tried-and-True Steps to Fast Fat Loss!!!