Good marketing sits in the passenger seat of your car, follows you down the street and glares at your from your television set. You cannot escape. Sadly, the media doesn’t portray the best weight loss advice. It’s just not sexy enough. Instead, we’re bombarded with fad diets, supplements with fictitious benefits and, quite sadly, the Kardashians.
Sparked by the recent outbreak of moronic plant based dieters (courtesy of a Netflix production called The Game Changers), I’ve decided to dedicate my first post to the biggest struggle that the public have with their health today, weight loss.
The “Only” Factor that Affects Weight Loss is a “Caloric Deficit.”
Why does a meat eater who suddenly converts to veganism lose weight? Because he misses out on cheesecake, ice cream, pizza and other calorific treats.
However, a Keto dieter has his appetite suppressed by high quantities of protein. In both cases, these dieters lose weight because they are consuming less calories than they are burning.
Please don’t misinterpret what I’m saying. You don’t need to count calories in order to lose weight. For example, upping your protein intake often leads to a calorie deficit and so does eating more vegetables. After all, this will leave less room for foods that contain more calories. Never the less, weight loss always comes down to consuming less calories than you burn.
It’s Worth Increasing Your Daily Activity.
One of the best fitness products of the 21st century is the Fitbit. Users have become more aware of their daily activity and have improved their health without structuring a strict exercise routine. As a Personal Trainer, I feel as though I should argue in support of regimented exercise routines but honestly, I feel that this is more important.
Exercise routines are too subjective to judge. A light jog for one person could be a hardcore run for another. 60 minutes in the gym may equate to very little exercise time if the rest periods are long. That is why I don’t take exercise into account when I’m working out how many calories my client should be consuming to lose weight.
Increasing Your Protein May Help You Lose Weight.
There are two primary advantages to eating plenty of protein. Firstly, protein suppresses your appetite. If you were to consume a portion of protein with each meal, you will eat less which will of course lead to a deeper calorie deficit.
Consume 1.2 to 1.4 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight each day.
Secondly, consuming plenty of protein builds lean muscle tone. Throughout my research into protein consumption, the general population can benefit from 1.2 grams to 1.4 grams of protein per Kilogram of body weight. However, an athlete may consume more than the for-mentioned recommendations.
Taking Care of Your Mental Well-Being is Essential.
Even I still struggle to comprehend the correlation between mental well-being and what shows on the weighing scale. But the link is astonishing which is why it’s in my list of the best weight loss advice to follow!
One of the biggest barriers that people have is their relationship with food. They see food as a comforter when is stressed, angry or upset. Eating food is something to do when bored.
People often attach a morality with food. They feel guilty when they eat a pizza or feel naughty when they drink alcohol. Maybe you’ve built a compulsion that has stopped you from enjoying your meals. Common compulsions are the avoidance of starchy carbohydrates or foods high in fat.
Like all human beings, you have unconditional permission to eat whatever it is you want. It’s time to detach emotions from eating so that you may only eat for nutritional value and taste, that’s it (Over come your poor relationship with food).
Exercise is Excellent for Maintaining Your Weight Loss.
It’s no secret that exercise develops lean muscle tone, improves bone density and aids cardiovascular health. Allocating time during the week to an exercise program will help to ensure weight maintenance (don’t drop a dress size just to pile weight back on)!
Use exercise to raise your metabolic rate and increase your daily calorie burn. For your long term well-being, start with just two sessions per week and integrate exercise as a habit. Ensure that your chosen exercise method is safe, fun and something you can see yourself engaging in for many years to come.
To Conclude – This is the Best Weight Loss Advice
Forget about carbs, trans-fats, sugars, bacteria or toxins. To lose weight, you must be in a calorie deficit. How you achieve your calorie deficit is up to you.
Remember that documentaries, books and magazines have a specific agenda. SALES! Consider the motive behind all content you digest.