Consistency with your diet

Reason Number 2 that your efforts could be halted when trying to lose weight!

Consistency…..

How long will it take me to lose this weight? A question I get asked a lot and one that I cant answer everytime.  It depends on the individuals lifestyle, how much time and effort they are prepared to put into getting organised, understanding they will go through change and above all else, being consistent!

These days in our world of “fast – immediate” everything people are looking for a quick fix. And sure yes of course they are out there – and will work But if you want long term results that last you have to be consistent.

Everybody will have days sometimes even weeks where they will go off track and feel like they are fighting a losing battle with their efforts, but this is natural and normal! Having the ability to get back on to your chosen pathway is always going to be the key.

I believe this is one of the reasons that several weight loss clubs and most definitely fad diets that involve severely restricted calories and very little food intake have remained in business for so long. Some people start to lose weight and believe they have control over their nutrition and within a few weeks, sometimes longer they have piled the weight back on.

This method of weight loss doesn’t teach you how to change habits and be consistent! It teaches you that if you restrict your calories severely youll lose a shed load of weight and then put it all back on again!

Losing weight quickly in this way and then returning back to old habits and food intake is one way to destroy the metabolic process within the body making each attempt at losing weight harder and harder so people DON’T DO IT!

At Limitless we teach sustainable methods of weight loss and offer sensible solutions to help keep you on track.  Remember, all this stuff has to fit with your lifestyle so don’t choose a pathway that will make you miserable and unsociable.

 

 

Nutrition confusion!

This weeks blog is the first of a five week series on why I think people are struggling to reach their weight loss goals - CONFUSION!!!!

There are many reasons that could Sometimes be passed of as excuses, but in short there are some people struggling genuinely because they are CONFUSED! 

How many diets have you tried? Or you must know someone that’s always on a diet? These days with the increase in social media and celebrity magazines we are bombarded with conflicting evidence that a particular diet or regime will work for everyone. 

In short – we are all different we have different genetics, digestive systems, gut health, hormones….. (the list goes on)  and there is no one diet fix that can possibly work for everyone. 

If you are thinking of trying a diet because you have seen it works on facebook IG or in the latest edition of grazia magazine….. Please come and ask first! A lot of what we are bombarded with is clever marketing with quick results.  A disaster for anyone trying to lose weight for life.   Confusion leads to over complicating something that can be very very simple!

Don’t over complicate your diet. What can you do today to improve your diet? Here are 3 simple things you can do today that wont tax your brain or your pocket.

·       Make a list before you go shopping. This way you wont buy crap that WILL get eaten!! Write down ingredients you need to make food from scratch and don’t be tempted by the chocolate aisle.

·       If you cant get 10 portions of fruit and veg in, try getting 2 then three it will soon mount up. And by the way bananas are not bad for you, they don’t make you fat. Eating too much of anything will make you fat.

·       Take half an hour at some point during the week to organise yourself. Constantly eating on the run can lead to excessive unnecessary calories and it does mount up. Even if you stop buying breakfast or lunch out, you’ll save money and you will be getting better quality of calories into your diet.