Wait…did you read that correctly? Is this some kind of scam? What a ridiculous notion. Everyone knows that in order to lose weight, you must go on a diet. Right? Wrong. Fasten your seatbelts, kids, because we have a surprise for you!
If you talk to anyone who has successfully lost weight and maintained that weight loss, they’re likely to tell you that the secret to their success is that instead of seeing their weight loss journey as a diet, they saw it as a (drumroll please…) lifestyle change.
Diets suggest temporary (drink this smoothie 2 meals a day for 7 days and drop 10 lbs!) whereas a lifestyle change suggests commitment, dedication and consistency. In order for a health and fitness plan to be attainable and successful, it has to be realistic (ie: one cannot live off of shakes alone- pass me the bacon!).
This can be a difficult mindset to achieve. We live in a society that is constantly bombarding us with fad diets and trends (learn how Beyonce lost the baby weight! Kim is a spokesperson for “generic” magic pills!). We assume that, in order to successfully lose weight, we must make drastic changes in the form of these trendy diets, but this is not the case.
If you’ve ever dieted, chances are very good that you’ve felt very hungry and convinced yourself that you’re supposed to feel that way. Your lifestyle change is about finding out what works for you and how best to feed your body. Talk to Brittany. Your nutrition is something that you can work on together in order to figure out what you need and how often you need it. This is a work in progress. If something isn’t working for you, let Brittany know. Don’t feel like you need to eat mushrooms if you hate mushrooms (that’s so me…they taste like feet!). This isn’t about convincing yourself to eat foods you hate or suffer in hunger. This is about what is best for you and your long term weight loss and fitness goals.