I get many, many, many emails saying “I am trying everything, but I am not losing weight. Is it because I ma not working out?”
NO. it is absolutely not because you are not working out. Although exercise is a very important factor in weight loss, it is very important to remember that weight loss is ABOUT 80% NUTRITION AND 20% EXERCISE.
I know this all really does sound like common sense, but believe it or not, people don’t get it. Healthy eating is what weight loss is all about. Even if you are counting calories, you have to be mindful of what foods, chemicals, seasonings, sugars, etc you are putting in your body.
Focus on eating 5-6 times a day, smaller meals. Focus on proteins! Protein is so important. It helps you to feel fuller longer, and helps your metabolism.
I truly hope this could be of some help to people. There is no way someone cant lose any pounds if they are eating extremely healthy. With out without the gym, weight is lost in the kitchen, and bodies are transformed in the gym.
Do I workout? YES 6 times a week minimum. I happened to love working out, and love making changes in my body, but it is not impossible to lose weight without going to a gym. Change your eating habits. Realize this is a lifestyle change you need to make. It is a mentality. If you want to do it, and you are ready to do it, you will accomplish it.
Plan ahead (see previous blog entry about planning your meals ahead of time)-throw out all junk food & keep healthy options in your fridge, and you will end up making better choices.