We all spend the work-week (Monday-Friday) working out, eating clean and looking forward to the weekend. But why is it that we equate the weekend with “rewards” and cheat meals? If you want to stick to a clean-eating lifestyle, you do it every day.
Now that summer is over, and we are approaching the end of 2018, New Years’ Resolutions are starting to weigh heavily on people’s minds and many are reminded that, once again, they failed to meet last year’s resolution to lose weight. There is a set of people who didn’t get “bikini body” ready for summer and are using Winter as the excuse to wait because, after all, “summer bodies are made in the winter.” Fad diets start to look tempting. You see ads for “get skinny in three weeks", “with this supplement, you don’t even need to exercise”, “click here if you want to be one of the first people to get a free, 30-day money back guarantee” … and this list goes on.
There are four ingredients everyone ought to avoid, or at least greatly restrict...
It's actually relatively common for people to confuse thirst for hunger. If you're trying to lose weight, it's important to know the difference between how it feels to be hungry and how it feels to be thirsty. Otherwise, you could be consuming more calories than you need, which makes it harder to achieve your weight loss goals.
Understand the Difference Between Losing Weight and Losing Fat
There is a BIG difference between losing weight and losing fat. Your goal should never be to lose weight, but instead should always be to lose fat. When you lose weight, you lose a little bit of everything--fat, muscle, fluids, organ size. You want the majority of your weight loss to come from fat, not the other stuff. If you are only concerned with seeing a smaller number on the scale, you may be losing valuable muscle instead, which will result in long-term weight--meaning fat--gain.
At 1 On One Fitness, we have the experience in training people who are just starting out, even at a later stage in life. It is NEVER too late to start daily physical activity and exercise, at any age.
Think it’s too late to start getting active? Studies reveal that even those who only start exercising later in life will still reap health benefits. A direct link was found between healthy aging and the amount of physical activity that older people get.
Many people think they cannot afford the price of a Personal Trainer. Yet, most do not think twice about buying expensive drinks and meals at restaurants, and do not realize the average American spends $400 per month eating out, including buying alcoholic drinks and wine, and expensive coffee drinks, all of which are likely things a personal trainer would eliminate, change or reduce on your nutrition list.
Jeff is the owner and lead trainer at 1-on-One Fitness. Having been in the fitness game for nearly two decades, he's a seasoned and passionate educator that's eager to help you.