Creating a lifestyle is when you work towards the habits and attitudes that will support your long range health and fitness goals.
Diets are what I did in my teen and college years. I starved all week. At that point, deprivation meant twisting the point system so that I could get my fill of cookies, crackers, and cheese while staying within my point values. I was hungry all the time. No surprise, I was not consuming fiber or protein.
During the period of time that I successfully lost a significant amount of weight I learned
...to eat all day
...to eat a variety of types of foods
...to enjoy the taste of a juicy, greasy cheeseburger (don't laugh if you see me eating with my eyes
|Portions and Accountability|
....ask for help and provide help to others
Now, I also have the tools to take what I learned and put it into action . It isn't what will work for everyone, but it is what works for me.
Portion Fix: This nutrition system uses portion control to help me lose a few pounds when they creep up and maintain my weight in maintenance mode. It comes with colored containers that correspond to food groups. Following the program ensures that I eat a variety of food in healthy portions.
Protein Shake: Using a meal substitute once a day allows me to control my calorie intake and hunger. Plus, I like it. It works for me so I do it.
Workouts: I now work out at home for 30 minutes, every day. I follow several different Beachbody programs depending on my current goals. Someone else is telling me what to do and how to do it. I don't fight others at the gym or machines or have to schedule my day around my workout.
|My at home support team! James and Molly|
Support: Every month I run Challenge Groups. We use a structured fitness and nutrition program, along with a meal replacement to help everybody get on track. We check in with each other every day for accountability. My ultimate goal each month is to develop habits that will allow each person to create a healthier lifestyle.
If you are ready to say goodbye to how you have been living and cultivate something new, fill out the form below. I will contact you with details.