Avoid ❌ Hot Mess Emergency Weight LossAug 26, 2022
There are certain ages & stages in my life where I need to make some changes before I become a HOT MESS, and right now is one of them and maybe it is for you too.
All summer I’ve been wearing loose shorts, skirts and dresses and the other day I put on a pair of my fall pants and whoopsie…just a little tight in the legs, butt and waist.
I know that I’ve been lackadaisical with my habits and we are just a product of our habits, so time for some simple shifts.
So, a little side note. I tend to get calls from women who are PANICKED that they have to lose weight right now (and this used to be me too) and that’s not going to help you. Watch this video.
I’m also not suggesting that you (or I) have to revamp our entire diet, go keto/vegan/carnivore/paleo, or try intermittent fasting or a crash diet. There is honestly no magic diet that helps everyone.
The magic diet is finding the balanced diet that will fuel your changing body for the long-term to support your hormones, muscles, bones, brain, waist etc., and to stop thinking of dieting in terms of weight loss only.
For some of you that means eating less, but for a surprising number of us, that actually means eating more. For some of you that means eating more balanced meals.
BUT, AVOID CUTTING CALORIES TOO QUICKLY
Cutting calories too much or too quickly triggers a stress response, which slows down your metabolism, which can then lead your body to store fat instead of burning it! And yes, what I’m saying here is that eating too little can cause you to gain weight. Mind. Blown. 🤯
This is why simple shifts work best. Small changes consistently made over time will give you the results you want.
So, maybe you are confused about your portion sizes and how to balance your meals.
That’s where you can do some calculations or spend some time with me.
- Use at least 3 calorie calculators to get an idea of how many calories you want to aim for each day. Here is one calorie calculator you can use.
The problem with only tracking calories is that you are still missing what a balanced plate should look like for you when it comes to reaching your goals, but it’s definitely a starting point.
- If you would like the “Ultimate Calculator”, a more detailed plan about not only how many calories to eat but also the proper ratios of food for a balanced plate, we can set up a 60-minute session and go over this.
You will leave our session feeling confident because you’ll have a report of how many calories to eat, what those calories consist of and how to make some simple shifts now to begin the process of losing fat instead of muscle. Reply to this email for more information.
Recently, I input data into my Ultimate Calculator and it was super helpful. I’ve made a few simple shifts and feel better already. I did not make any drastic changes. In fact, here are some of the things I ate over the past week so you can see that I’m not on some kind of crazy radical diet.
- I tweaked my morning Fat Releasing Smoothie. I was free pouring my nuts and seeds into it and decided to measure them out on day – yup, a little too much free pouring, so now I’m using a tablespoon for some portion control.
- I always have a green smoothie during my day. All I did, instead of free pour again, was to measure out the serving.
- I enjoyed meals of peameal/poached egg/cheese/tomato/onion/avocado; Sheppard’s pie; teriyaki steak & broccoli, cheeseburger & kale salad; BLT.
All I did was make some tiny tweaks – I did not start making new recipes – that takes way too much effort. You can take your diet now, make some balance tweaks and have amazing results.
- And I still ate chocolate everyday and enjoyed some alcohol on the weekend.
Deprivation and willpower are not long-term strategies. Knowing your numbers, learning to balance your plate and making simple shifts that will last long-term are long-term strategies.
Join me for a 30-minute Menopause Reset Presentation on Wed Aug 31st at 12:15pm (there will be a replay if you register now), CLICK HERE, so that you will know exactly what to do to over the age of 35 to set you up for success as your body begins the process of change.
Click here to join us, if you are curious about learning some tips so that you can reduce the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.
Remember the symptoms are:
Weight Gain – especially around the middle & upper back
Brain Fog – difficulty concentrating or focusing
Irritability – everyone gets on your nerves more easily
Thinning skin, breaking nails, brittle hair
Hot flashes / night sweats
An increase of feeing anxious and depressed
30-minute Menopause Reset Presentation on Wed Aug 31st at 12:15pm, click here to join us.
Committed to your success,
Founder of Vibrant Living
I’m a wife and mum, personal trainer, fitness/pilates instructor, Behaviour Change Specialist, Nutrition Coach, Pain-Free Movement Specialist, author of Cookie Dough in the Dark, creator of Vibrant Living Membership - your ONE STOP shop for movement + nutrition + mindset.... among many other things!! I’ve had many issues dealing with the scale going up and down, a muffin top that wouldn’t disappear, emotional eating binges that did not involve carrots and struggling with insecurity! Through all of this I just wanted to feel normal. I wanted to be happy like everyone else!
In my teens and 20’s I wanted the quick fixes, the magic pills, the fairy dust – whatever I could get my hands on to make me a lean, happy and sexy machine. Yup, found out it doesn’t exist. I wanted to cry!! I was so frustrated. I felt like I was going around and around until I was completely exhausted and back at the starting point. And when I talk with other women they feel that way too. So, I delved further into holistic health – the emotional, mental and physical – wrote a book, and have been in this field for many years helping 1000’s of women.
I discovered that by being smarter, not working harder, I could get the results I wanted and also for my clients. It started with some really small shifts that I will share with you over time. With this new knowledge, I felt ALIVE, VIBRANT and COMFORTABLE in my own skin. And my clients felt this way too!
My mission is to continue to help women step into the body they WANT. To feel confident & sexy, in control of their food choices and have their clothes fit just as they should while having the energy to live a VIBRANT life.
Ready to elevate your health? As a certified Behaviour Change & Nutrition Coach, I'd be happy to chat with you. Contact me at [email protected].
I look forward to seeing you inside the 5 day stronger to the core challenge
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