It’s kind of odd to read that from a fitness expert, huh? I have news for you… it’s the truth. If you’ve followed me for any length of time then you know I’m a straight shooter. I tell it like it is and refuse to sell you a fantasy about true health.
Is working out good for you? YES.
Is working out a good habit to cultivate? YES.
Is working out going to help you lose weight? YES.
Do I recommend working out? YES.
Will it get you to your weight loss goals? NO.
At least it won’t get you there without one other thing… and that is nutrition.
Maybe you’ve heard the saying that weight loss is 80% nutrition and 20% working out. I agree with that.
And yes, I realize it may sound odd to have a fitness professional telling you that working out counts for only 20% of your success, but it’s the reality.
You cannot eat salty, sugary, and bad fatty foods and expect to reach your weight loss goals. You just can’t.
You can’t out run a bad diet.
This is one of the reasons why nutrition is part of my programs. We can get you active, we can get you moving, we can get you feeling alive during our sessions together… but we cannot reach your ultimate goals without giving your body the food it needs to thrive.
Eating the right things can be confusing. There are so many different views on this and it seems like one diet conflicts with another. This is why I don’t believe in dieting – I know that sounds cliché but it’s the truth.
You can’t diet through life. You have to eat and enjoy it. You have to love your food and feel as though it’s allowing you to heal and thrive.
If you have questions about your nutrition or want to talk about what you have been doing please shoot me a message. We are big about moderation and you can still enjoy your food. Sometimes it is the reality check of what you need to do to see your results and having someone help you trouble shoot.
I have definitely been there when trying to get down to a low body fat percentage. I had to reevaluate my caloric intake and take an honest look at the small things I could do to see the results I wanted. For me it was the popcorn fix at the end of the night. It was adding up to about 300 calories and for that goal it was enough to keep me from hitting it.
Let me know if you need some help or want to talk more!
Hope you are having an awesome day,