Ditch The Diet! Eat Right. Move More. Move On!
I’m not a crazy calorie counter by any means. But, I know that as a female who’s 5’7” tall, I don’t need many to keep my engine running. Just an extra 500 each day will help me graduate to the next pants size in a relatively short amount of time. It’s definitely not something I stress over, but I am conscious of how much fuel (calories) my tank (stomach) needs in a day to keep me going on this road trip (my busy day) without sputtering (bonking).
But liquid calories don’t count, right?
Well, I guess that’s what I WISH was true!
Knowing that just an extra 500 calories per day will reward me with an extra pound of body fat after just 7 days, I want to know what’s in my cup!
The math: 3,500 extra calories = 1 pound of body fat gained
I’d rather not drink my calories. Rather eat them! Get energy from them. So I drink mainly water. Homemade iced tea if we have it made. Coffee. A lot of coffee.
Well I’d rather not drink my calories except for my guilty pleasures: red wine and craft beer. Everyone needs a vice, right?
Now why can’t THOSE drinks not have calories? Ugh!
Why can’t THOSE calories not count?? It’s just not fair!
If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s helpful to see where all of this fits in to the eventual lifestyle change. After all, if you put yourself on a diet, doesn’t that mean that eventually you will go off of it?
Diet Schmiet – give this girl a glass of wine!
Learn to live with the foods and drinks you love, in true moderation.
Holidays like Thanksgiving (and all special occasions really) tend to be long days with plenty of opportunities to overindulge. Check out these tips about alcohol my clients have benefited from over the years.
Like everything I talk about, this isn’t rocket science people. It’s the basics. Basic strategies and tips for navigating situations that could otherwise derail your weight loss efforts. Here’s the alcoholic version:
Losing weight or not – I will be the first person to offer you a glass of wine. Consider it practice. What happens after the diet? What happens after you hit your goal weight?
Resist the urge to go on a diet. Instead, challenge yourself with changing your lifestyle.
Exercise? Get in the routine.
Fruits/veggies? House is stocked.
Wine? A glass sounds good.
It all fits. Everything fits. The challenge is in your mind. You got this.
A Thinner Thanksgiving in 8 Steps: 4. Drink.