Weight loss can seem so complicated.
I think it’s mostly because people start looking at TOO MANY THINGS:
What kind of exercise do I need to do? How much, how long, how often?
What about diet? How should I be eating to lose weight? Intermittent fasting? Keto? What happened to that Whole 30 thing that was all the rage last year, does that work? Do I need to count calories? Carbs? What can’t I have? What do I keep track of For how long?
It’s overwhelming. So the tendency is to do NOTHING until you have some time to “figure it all out” or “get focused.”
Which leads to…you guessed it — more NOTHING while you wait.
But weight loss can be made simple. Instead of more waiting, here are some easy things you can do for weight loss RIGHT NOW without thinking too much:
Weight loss made simple
Exercise for weight loss
ANY exercise is better than nothing, but to maximize the results for your time and effort, do strength training.
Muscle is what burns fat. If you’re doing zero exercise, start with a half-hour of simple weight training circuit work. We’ll teach you how.
If you’re doing cardio (like jogging or elliptical or treadmill), be sure to use some of your dedicated exercise time for 1 or 2 strength workouts per week.
If you’re already doing strength work, good job!
Nutrition for weight loss
Here are the simple concepts for how to eat for weight loss:
- Eat real food. Processed foods (even the allegedly “healthy” processed foods like Lean Cuisine) are typically loaded with chemicals and sugar. Real food — like vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and whole grains — is higher in nutrients and fiber, and typically lower in calories. You’ll eat less and feel fuller. And get better nutrition to boot!
- Portions matter. While nutrition for weight loss is much more complicated than calories in vs. calories out, calories DO matter. If your food selection is pretty good and you’re still having trouble losing weight, try simply eating less food. 15%-20% less than you usually eat will probably leave you just as satisfied!
- Balance protein and carbs. Many people who struggle to lose weight (even if they don’t eat much!) eat too many carbs and not enough protein.Every time you eat, try to pick a Protein and a Plant as your foundation for that mean or snack. Once you have that, you probably don’t need to add too much more!
So those are the basics:
- Lift weights
- Eat real food, but not too much of it
- Balance your protein and carbs (and dietary fat if you feel like getting fancy)
If you want to make the nutrition part totally easy
and you don’t have any dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten-free, major food allergies, Halal, etc.)
I’ve got something new to help you if you want it:
Meal Plans For Weight Loss
Each week, you’ll get a meal plan and shopping list for the upcoming week.
- You’ll get meal plans and recipes for Real Food meals and snacks, so you never have to worry about what to eat.
- They’re calorie-controlled and macro-balanced (that means your protein, carbs, and fats are all balanced out for you), so you don’t have to keep track of all that.
- You also get bonus tools:
– Planning Sheets to stay organized
– Portions Guide
– The Easy ABC Meal Planner, so you can mix and match your favorite foods when you’re eating out or on the go
Everything’s done for you. The meal plan service costs $35 per month, and you can cancel any time.
If you want in, just click here for the signup.
I hope this “make it easy” summary has been helpful!
Let me know if you have any questions, I am here to help.
Your friend and Coach,