Why do people struggle to lose weight? It’s not that hard, is it? So many of the weight loss gurus say, it’s simply a matter of burning more calories than you’re eating – what a load of rubbish!
It’s hard to lose weight. Some people might think that it’s easy, but it isn’t. Ask anyone who’s rebounded after going on a diet or a health kick. And, if it was easy then everyone would be skinny and healthy!
Today, lots of people are looking for the secret to weight loss, but the problem is that most of those people are reading the same junk fueled information that’s been around for years: that doesn’t work.
What’s the solution?
Here are a few things that will give you the most benefit in life.
Lots of people think that eating fat is bad. But, they’re misinformed. There are numerous benefits to eating healthy fats like butter, olive oil, coconut oil and things like avocados.
Back in time when the human race didn’t know what it was they would eat healthy food. Some people refer this time as what our ancestors ate or the Paleo diet.
Fat is an important mineral as it helps the body absorb essential vitamins and minerals. Read more about fats.
Check how much protein you’re eating a day. I’ve been a PT for some time now and I’ve not once spoken to a person who is eating the right amount of protein a day (and yes, that includes body builders).
The body needs protein in order to absorb carbohydrates and to repair muscles. The other important organs in your body like your heart, lungs and liver also need protein to function properly. See why protein is so important.
Track Your Carbohydrates Intake
People who come to see me or one of the team at the MPT studio at Brockhall Village don’t even know what a carb is. (If you’re in a similar thinking then learn about carbohydrates and why your body needs them.)
For example, most items in your salad and nearly all the fruit that we eat (apples, bananas, oranges, berries, etc) are all packed with carbs. Did you know that?
Calculate the Right Ratio
Next is to figure out how many carbohydrates you should be consuming in relation to the amount of proteins you’re eating. This is part of the metabolic typing that we calculate with our personal training clients, but it isn’t the only way to do it.
Do Some Resistance Training
The human body is designed to lift weights: while that might have been in the countryside in ancient times and not in the gym like nowadays, it’s important that you put your body through it when you’re training. It will make your muscles stronger, you’ll burn more calories and you’ll feel a lot better about your body.
There is also the added benefit that it can improve your posture (when carried out correctly) and relieve some health conditions too.
There are lots of other things you can do to help yourself lose weight, these are just some of my main points. If you want more information there are lots of articles on the blog that will help you to achieve your goals. However, keep in mind that having the right balance for your body is key.