Losing weight, is it as simple as dropping your total intake of food and exercising more? Sounds right, don't you think?? Let's take a second to really look at this theory.
There are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast. However, most of them will make you hungry and unsatisfied. Fast is not always the answer. Many programs are out there telling you that you need to eat roughly 1200 calories and cut out fats, carbs and eat small amounts of protein while exercising. That is setting you up for a huge metabolism issue in the very near future.
If you have a coach or someone who is professionally trained in fitness/ nutrition/ sports performance then you should already know that the above statement is a metabolic disaster. Cutting out food, increasing cardio/ training will have immediate effects, yes that is true. However, what you are doing is not prepping your metabolism for the changes it just went through. Eating for a aesthetic goal takes time. Yes, time and a lot of it. Do you think any of the bodybuilders or fitness professionals you see on TV did it in 1 month? They why do you feel you are the exception?
That may have sounded harsh but I am not here to sugar coat things when it comes to your health. Facts and science out weigh all the misleading information that social media brings. Losing a significant amount of weight in a short period of time is not healthy. So what is healthy? .5 -1 lb per week.
If you want to lose weight or ever build muscle, look at the foods you are eating. More specifically your macro-nutrient breakdown. Are you eating enough to support your metabolism currently? Chances are you are not. So if you think about it this way. You want to lose weight. To lose weight you need a deficit of calories from food or training. If you are not eating enough food at this moment, where does the deficit come from? You guessed it working out. Oh but you don't have "time" to workout that much. Looks like we need to work on your nutrition then.
This calls to action problem #2. So you want to lose weight by cutting out carbs and fats but you don't want to eat protein because you don't want to build muscle and look like a man.
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So if you want to cut your calories, eat no carbs or fats and the protein is like the devil, please tell me where you think your going to lose weight from? Oh your fat? No it will take muscle. Why? Your body requires fat for survival, it doesn't need muscle.
Did you know, When it comes to losing weight, protein is the king of nutrients. Period. Eating a high protein diet has been shown to boost metabolism by 80 to 100 calories per day. High protein diets can also reduce obsessive thoughts about food by 60%, reduce desire for late-night snacking by half, and make you so full that you automatically eat 441 fewer calories per day. So you don't want to eat it right?
Last but not least, you don't want to lift either, you want to tone your muscles. Please tell me how you want to tone yourself? That look of "tone" muscles is hours of hard work lifting heavy weights. By lifting weights you prevent your metabolism from slowing down, which is a common side effect of losing weight. Lifting weights builds and sculpts your muscles. You create shape and you control your body because you can build it. Don't fear the weights, fear what your body will look like without them.
If you are looking to lose weight, please do it the right way. Eat healthy, find a coach that can train you and properly fuel your body with nutrients. Hire someone that will educate you on how to eat for your body type to lose and maintain weight loss long term. Please do not fall into quick fixes. Nothing worth it in life is fast!
Contact me if you need help with training or nutrition! It's as simple as putting one step forward !