A typical question we receive from our followers:
I would like to loose 7 kilos in 5 weeks. The problem is that every Monday I start on a diet and typically only manage to last a few days, at most till Friday. Then the weekend comes, I go off track and resort to comfort eating. What shall I do?
While we appreciate the fact you want to lose weight, we do not believe in a “diet” with a set deadline (unless you are preparing for an imminent competition or photoshoot).
Our approach is different in that we seek to guide and educate people on how to eat healthy while getting in shape, an enjoyable lifestyle which can become second nature over the longer term rather than a mere “diet” with a deadline. This means moving away from seeing healthy food as a sacrifice or a temporary means to achieving a particular goal, towards embracing healthy food as the food of choice, now and always.
This way our clients achieve results in a more gradual manner, which results will however last longer as a result of the change in mentality. On the other hand a hasty weight loss (quite possibly due to muscle and water-weight loss as opposed to fat loss) will very possibly lead to what’s known as the “yoyo effect” leading to a quick reversal of the said weight loss soon after the set deadline.
With particular reference to your issue at hand, the way you approach a “diet” and your eating pattern from Monday to Friday is probably also lacking those nutrients which would keep you keep satisfied and on track even through the weekend. This has an impact on the messages that your appetite hormones send to your brain, which in return determine your eating decisions.
Thus losing fat is not a matter of eating less, but eating sufficiently (and eating the right macro balance of proteins/carbs/fats) to keep your appetite consistent.
If you are stuck in a rut or struggling to keep your appetite in check, help yourself to our personal nutrition plan service. Drop us a message with your questions or get more info here:
To fitness with love,