Don’t think all calories are created equal! You might have heard the saying calories in calories out. Meaning if you simple cut calories you will lose weight/fat. There is some truth to that statement, but are you trying to lose fat or lose muscle? Our bodies need nutrients to fuel metabolic processes and so if we deprive ourselves, our bodies will begin working less productively. Nutrient dense foods will help propel your workouts and you will have more energy to stay active throughout the day. So focus on eating quality and stop just focusing on quantity.
Thinking exercise is the only key to losing fat. Exercise will surely bolster your weight loss effort, but don’t believe it is the answer. Nutrition is something that takes place all day long. We eat at least 3 meals a day. This means that your food choices have a dramatic impact on your weight. Exercise does many wonders for the body and needs to be PART of your fat loss routine.
Portions are out of control! If portion sizes continue to increase the way the have been the last few decades we just might run into food shortages. Portion sizes are way out of control and most people don’t know how to judge how much food is enough for there body weight. What can we do about it? Eat slower and when you are full, save the remainder for another time. Read food labels and if the package says 2,3, or even 4 servings, don’t finish the whole thing. Try not to serve family style. If you have a big bowl of food in front of you, chances are you will eat more than you need.