The Art of Losing FAT, Honestly
I have owned CRAVEPT for a little over 10 years now….
When a client steps on a scale they are instantly discouraged if the number they had in their head doesn’t show up. But where does this number come from?
Is their expectation ever realistic?
What I try to educate my clients about are the REAL numbers.
Stepping on a scale isn’t just spitting out your pounds in FAT.
Your total body weight is made up of fluctuating numbers
4) fluids (including blood)
5) body fat
6) waste inside your digestive tract
7) glycogen (the form of carbohydrate you stock away for fuel).
So, the next time you step on the scale consider that the number you see may vary based on fluctuations in the amount of water in your body, glycogen or waste in your body. These variables shift from hour to hour and day to day.
On some level my clients understand this, often asking if they can pee first or weigh in first thing in the morning versus at the end of the day.
If it strokes your ego to take off your shoes and hit the restroom before a weigh in go for it but just know losing actual body fat is not what your eliminating. The only way to burn excess body fat is to create a calorie deficit, and that is where you need to know the science and the numbers.
So, let me paint the picture for you!
You need to start eating enough calories, in the right balance, to support your “ideal” weight, not your current weight.
If you currently weigh 150 pounds but your body’s ideal weight is 125, let me tell you frankly, it’s because you are consuming enough daily intake to support 150-point blank. Over time you have steadily been overeating or drinking and you have gained fat.
In conclusion step one is adjusting your intake to support 125 pounds.
For safe, healthy weight loss, you want to eat enough to support your muscle, bone, organ tissue and a smaller amount of body fat. Starvation is not the answer.
I have many clients ask me if simply “eating less,” is the answer.
It may seem that simple but this can lead to loss of the essentials we need like bone and muscle. Underfeeding your body, the macro and micronutrients it needs can lead to hair loss and brittle nails and even bad skin. When you do not eat enough you are running on empty and your body will go into survival mode and start conserving energy by burning fewer calories and disrupting muscle mass, essentially slowing down your metabolism.
A great rule of thumb I read is this; never eat less than 10 calories per pound of your ideal weight.
Back to our model, if 125 pounds is ideal then we should never eat less than 1,250 calories a day. By one small tweak offered in my STEP 1 you automatically create a calorie deficit, and for every 3,500-calorie deficit you accumulate, you promote weight loss and can burn off one pound of body fat. 2) Working out increases your deficit. If your deficit is small, let’s say 250 calories a day, you can up it to 500 by burning an extra 250 calories a day through exercise. A daily 500 calorie deficit adds up to 3,500 over a week’s time, to result in a one-pound loss of body fat.
We know that exercise not only promotes weight loss but it is a necessary part of our life and it’s expectancy. We’re talking disease prevention, cardiovascular health, mobility and independence here.
When it comes to the scale you can up your daily deficit by 500 calories per day by performing 30 minutes of moderate exercise. Add that to your 250 calories dropped in STEP 1 and now we have a daily deficit of 750 calories and we haven’t skipped a meal.
At this rate, you can lose a pound in less than 5 days and hit your goal in less than 4 months.
This sounds like a reasonable adjustment for a substantial amount of fat off your body.
Studies have shown us that certain foods can trigger a slight boost in metabolism or result in greater weight loss. So, all calories are not created equally. This is where you Healthy Body Nutrition Coach really comes in your corner and gives you the edge in your weight loss goals.
We tailor our plans by doing all the math above, laying out all the meals, filling those meals with the most effective fat burning foods and then give you the ability to interchange those foods for when you are out with friends or family for dinner or drinks.
Losing 25lbs of Fat is now as easy as 1-2-3.
If you would like your FREE consultation please email me now firstname.lastname@example.org
We do take on serious clients only because if we give you the keys to the kingdom, we want you to open the door and live there!