how to use spring for weight loss

How to spring clean your weightloss journey

Kick-start your weight loss journey this spring!

Ahh spring… the days get longer, the breeze a little warmer and the excitement for summer begins to set in. Spring is a time buzzing with new life, opportunity and…what’s that? PANIC! After a dark and dreary winter, you begin reflecting on those chilly nights spent comfort eating. For many, the knee-jerk reaction is to surf the web for quick-fix diets, “could I really lose 5kg by eating nothing but grapefruit for a week?”  After weeks of constant hunger, lethargy and bad moods, the reality sets in that fad diets simply do not work. While it’s easy to get caught up in the never-ending list of weight-loss diets, there’s one tried and true method that’s known to work time and time again – a balanced approach to fitness and nutrition!

The importance of nutrition

At Body Balancing Nutrition, we believe that the secret to getting that ‘summer body’ is giving your body exactly what it needs. To achieve sustainable, healthy weight loss, the human body requires a certain intake of calories, protein, carbohydrates and fats. If you completely cut out a certain food group, your body will become nutrient deficient and can face a host of consequences like hormonal imbalances, digestive problems and lethargy. What’s more, cravings often go into overdrive while the body loses very little fat, but plenty of lean muscle, water weight and fibre.

Planning and preparing nutritious meals

At Body Balancing Nutrition, we believe that you can experience a caloric deficit while still providing your body with plenty of nutrition. Often, people find that it’s easiest to stick to eating healthy when their meals are prepared in advance, so when it comes to nourishing your body, meal prepping is key.

Your weight loss diet should feature a range of nutrient-rich foods, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and protein-rich legumes. If you’re worried about suffering small portions, there’s no need to go hungry… ‘beef up’ your meals with foods with low caloric density, like leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables.

Despite what popular diet culture would have us believe, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to being in a state of caloric deficiency. At Body Balancing Nutrition, our scientific approach to weight loss allows us to design a personalised healthy eating guide for our clients, curated to suit individual tastes, lifestyles and nutritional needs. If you need some advice on preparing satisfying, nutritious meals while maintaining a calorie deficit, get in touch today!

Establishing an exercise routine

We’ve all been there, it’s cold, dark and the rain is pouring – the last thing you feel like doing is hitting the gym. If you feel that the weather has held you back from one too many workouts, it’s time to make the most of spring’s brighter nights and warmer weather and exercise more!

One minute the experts recommend high-intensity interval training and the next it’s all about lifting weights, what exercise actually aids healthy weight loss? At Body Balancing Nutrition, we’re pleased to tell you that every small step counts. You don’t need to spend hours at the gym every night, becoming more active can be as simple as walking your dog on the daily, joining a class with your friend or opting for a hike over a Netflix marathon!

If you’re feeling particularly motivated and want the best results in time for summer, it’s great to commit to a regular exercise routine. Achieve healthy weight loss and gain added benefits like improved fitness, strength and mobility with a balance of aerobic and resistance training.

Other helpful habits

We’ve covered the ‘bread and butter’ of healthy weight loss, but what other daily habits can you implement this spring to achieve that summer body? Every small step counts… so why not give these a go?

  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Ensuring that you are getting enough sleep
  • Paying attention to portion sizes
  • Eating mindfully – no multi-tasking!
  • Keeping a food journal

At Body Balancing Nutrition, we’re here to support you on your weight loss journey! We offer a FREE 45-minute clinical fat loss consultation, valued at $139, including a free full body composition scan. This scan provides a starting point to design your ideal healthy eating plan – measuring your body’s composition in terms of water, fat, protein, muscle, bone mineral levels and visceral fat levels. For a weight loss plan crafted to suit your specific requirements contact us via our web form or phone us directly on (08) 9388 1166.