So you’ve decided that it’s time to embark on a weight loss journey. Maybe you’ve noticed that your clothes aren’t fitting the way they used to, you’ve been medically advised, or you’re simply wanting to make healthier choices.
Over the years, we’ve seen hundreds of weight loss fads, crash diets and old wives’ tales, but all too often these methods fail to consider the most important factor in weight loss: balance.
The traditional instruction of “eat less, burn more” has left thousands of people feeling deprived, starved and unhappy. Around the clock hunger leads to binging, a lack of motivation and an increased urge to give up. Those who do achieve weight loss are delighted in the short-term, but keeping the weight off is a completely different story. The traditional “eat less” model of weight loss is outdated, restrictive and quite simply, behind the times.
At Body Balancing Nutrition, we know that long lasting weight loss results are so much more attainable when you feel energised, satisfied and happy. We want all people to feel fulfilled and healthy, so here’s 5 steps to a healthy body.
Step 1: Understand your body
The human body is extremely complex, and various factors like mental state, hormones, allergies and medical conditions have a hugely underestimated impact on body weight. There is no stock-standard approach to weight loss – each body is different and has its own unique requirements. The path to long-lasting results becomes far more straightforward when you identify your body’s unique needs, but this is not always easy to do alone. Gaining professional advice tailored to your body is an extremely valuable way of getting started.
Step 2: Eat enough of the right foods
The importance of eating well can never be overstated. Long-lasting and sustainable weight loss simply won’t be achieved through meal skipping and replacement shakes.
Ensuring that your weight loss diet plan includes the right food will leave you feeling satisfied and energised. You can in fact increase your energy levels whilst burning excess body fat by eating MORE, not less. When you starve yourself, your body panics, slows down your metabolism and tries to preserve body fat. Your body needs real food and nutrients to function properly. Eating enough of the right food increases the body’s metabolic rate and builds muscle, the key to lasting results.
Step 3: Let your loved ones know!
The best weight loss diet is one that is sustainable and easy to stick to. Losing weight does not mean that you have to miss out on family meals, holidays or social events. Weight loss is made unnecessarily difficult without the support of those around you. Informing the ones you love of your weight loss journey is effective in remaining inspired and motivated; and can potentially get them involved, too. An inclusive, family-friendly weight loss diet plan can make life a lot easier. Incorporating eating healthy, real foods into your family meal routine ensures you don’t miss out on normal life.
Step 4: Get moving
There’s no denying that engaging in regular exercise contributes significantly to healthy weight loss. Exercising, improving fitness and gaining muscle have been scientifically proven time and time again to be effective in aiding weight loss. Eating well (and regularly), together with exercising, will increase your body’s metabolic rate, which is crucial for long-term results. Finding an activity that you enjoy and participating in it regularly can help shed excess body fat and improve your mood too!
Step 5: Celebrate your successes!
Accountability and motivation are crucial when losing weight. To remain on track, you must see (and celebrate!) your results as they happen. Be proud of your achievements. Every healthy decision counts, so celebrate your successes and inspire yourself all over again, every day! Strive for balance and enjoy the process of treating your body right. For some extra inspiration, read some of our client’s incredible success stories here.
We know that starting a weight loss journey can feel overwhelming, and often knowing where to start is the hardest part. For easy to understand, professional advice, reach out for a free 45-minute clinical fat loss consultation today (valued at $139)!