I work with clients to help them lose weight in a healthy way - no yo-yo diets, never eliminating specific food groups, eating on your schedule, and exercising when you can! There are 3 fundamental tools (plus a bonus tip!) I teach all my clients who are starting their weight loss journey. Don't over complicate things and start here, I guarantee you'll start seeing results!
Read to the end so you get my bonus tip too!
1. Stop eating when you feel full. When you feel that first sign of fullness just put down your fork and wait. It takes your brain ~20 minutes to FEEL full no matter how much you eat (or how fast). Slow down, chew your food thoroughly and avoid eating past that feeling of fullness. You will eat less naturally.
2. Drink more water! Aim for 1/2 your body weight in ounces. If you weigh 200 pounds then you would aim for 100 ounces of water each day (or about 12 1/2 cups). Your body will think it's hungry when really, you're just thirsty. Invest in a good water bottle and bring it with you EVERYWHERE. You can flavor it with berries, lemons, or a little bit of crystal light if it's hard to drink that much.
3. Double your vegetable intake. Raw, steamed, mashed, pureed - I don't care how you eat them just EAT YOUR VEGGIES. You will feel much more full with the added fiber and water from veggies (not to mention nutrients that you're getting too!). When you get the munchies around 3:00 pm that's the perfect snack to have. You can even buy them pre-cut at the store to save you the time to chop them all up!
**BONUS POINT**: Get 10,000 steps in every day (or more)! You don't have to run a marathon, go to the gym, or even do a structured workout, just MOVE! Get up from your desk every single hour and move around, you might even want to set reminders on your phone so you don't sit all day! Start here - don't overcomplicate things and just start with these 3 tips. Do them every single day this week (no cheating!) and you will lose weight this week!