I’m gonna level with you. Because that is what I like to do. “Treat others how you’d like to be treated.” Sure wished someone would’ve told me this 10 years ago. Would’ve saved me a bunch of time and suffering.
If you are trying to lose weight and you are exercising A LOT everyday (like 2 hours per day of intense fitness) with the intent of exercising to lose weight, it will not work if you don’t do this ONE thing.
The one thing is: change the food you eat.
Ok, yes…. I KNOW there’s other things that contribute like sleep, stress, and disease processes. However, the biggest contributing factor to your goal of losing weight is NOT just how much you exercise.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. But I’m doing it for your own good. I’m telling you this because I care.
I have had clients who have said ‘I didn’t get results fast enough’. My follow up question was: did you follow the food plan I gave you? And the answer was ‘no, but I did all the exercise’. (yes, exercise IS important for your wellbeing and overall health, don’t get me wrong here.)
I’m not mad about it, in fact, I completely understand.
I was in that mindset before too. I thought, I’ll just kill myself with exercise for 2 hours per day, eat a 100 calorie bagel with eggs, a smart one for lunch with diet pop, and homemade beef enchiladas for dinner. But don’t forget about the green tea that I’ve had all day long too, green tea with creamer because I certainly couldn’t drink it plain.
Needless to say, this did not work. I suffered this way for years. Many years! Into my 30s, I was teaching high intensity group fitness classes 6 times per week and playing competitive volleyball. Still way overweight, still unhappy, still buying bigger and bigger clothes.
My goal is to help people make it a lifestyle. Not just a thing you do for a couple of weeks and then quit.
Sometimes people think they are ready, but they are not. And that’s ok too. Everyone has to be in the right frame of mind in their own time.