I spent years trying UNSUCCESSFULLY to lose weight on 1200-1400 calories a day.
Now at my goal weight, I’m 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝟸𝟸𝟶 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘣𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝟷𝟾𝟶𝟶 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘺 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴.
One of my favorite things to teach my clients is that often times 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 is actually the answer to their weight loss goals.
𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮.
𝐅𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮.
Blame diet culture for making us think we need to restrict our carbs, or stay low fat in order to lose weight, when in fact neither is usually the case.
Sure anything in excess will cause you to gain weight, but it’s not the carbs alone that are doing that, nor is it that peanut butter spoonful (𝘶𝘯𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 ¼ 𝘤𝘶𝘱 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘢 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘰).
𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐨𝐡𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲’𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞.
They are the most efficient and preferred fuel our bodies run off of. They include fibers which are incredibly important for optimal digestion and keeping you full. They’re also vital for keeping our brain functioning properly and healthfully.
𝘞𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘶𝘴𝘩 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘴? 𝘔𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳? 𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘺 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘭? Even think more clearly? Carbs will help you do that.
Fats are 𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐲 for certain vitamin absorption and are a huge regulator of our hormones.
If you don’t consume enough we’re risking increased cravings due to nutrient deficiency, along with hormonal fluctuations that can affect stress, metabolism, and a whole host of other problems that are going to make weight loss a lot more difficult.
Stop demonizing food.
You need to eat to thrive.
You need to thrive to lose weight.
Friendly reminder to eat. The answer isn’t always less.
𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐮𝐬𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞, 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲.