Why are you having trouble losing weight?
Modern perspectives of foods has shifted to a focus on calories. This single perspective might allow one to assume that highly processed foods are the same as whole foods of equal calories. Most people don’t examine enzymes, micronutrients, fiber and glycemic index - measured by calories alone, two meals might seem similar, but may produce an opposite metabolic response. The discovery of calories and their subsequent counting has not made us a leaner society. In fact, body fat percentages have for the most part gotten worse.
So how do you achieve safe healthy weight loss and keep it off?
The solution is to take a holistic approach. You can simply count calories and lose weight but to effectively change the way you feel, look and achieve your fitness goals you are better off implementing an exercise program and changing your eating habits. Instead of counting calories, start by reducing your carbohydrate intake. I am not advocating zero carbs, however I do suggest you cut out sugars and starches from your diet. These foods stimulate secretion of insulin the most. Insulin is the main fat storage hormone in the body. When insulin goes down, fat has an easier time getting out of the fat stores and the body starts burning fats instead of carbs. Another benefit of lowering insulin is that your kidneys shed excess sodium and water out of your body, which reduces bloat and unnecessary water weight. Cut the carbs, lower your insulin and you will start to eat less calories automatically and without hunger. If you are ready to change your eating habits follow my list of what you should be eating.
The most important thing you need to do is set realistic short and long term weight loss goals. Figure out why you want to achieve those goals. Don’t look too far into the future, take it one day at a time. Do however keep in mind how you will feel once you achieve your long term goal, and above all else don’t give up.
For the exercise portion, start out with a fitness assessment to determine what exercises you should and shouldn't be doing. I am willing and able to help you even if you are not in the New Rochelle, NY area. If you are in Westchester, NY then I can work hands on with you to help you achieve your weight loss goals.