What is the Best Diet For Fat Loss?
This is a question that we get asked frequently. We all want the magic answer, the key but what if there isn't one? One key won't work for every door, after all...
As fitness coaches, we understand that it can be super overwhelming trying to know which diet to choose, with so many different options available. Everywhere you look, someone is trying to sell or tell you about the next best diet. An “easy” way to lose weight.
Hopefully, you're here because you really want to know what diet you should go for. Let's break it down...
In simple terms, the best diet to go for is the one that you enjoy and can follow for the rest of your life. Easy, huh?
There are so many diets out there and everyone has different opinions on what works and what does not. But, at the end of the day, if you're going to follow a diet for a short period of time and then eventually go back to the way you were eating before, what's the point?
If you're simply trying to lose weight for a certain occasion and then don't mind after, great, go for it. Otherwise, it just doesn't make sense.
Same goes for your exercise regime. If you're going to follow a structured exercise program for 8 weeks and then stop training. What's the point?
When we say a diet that you enjoy, take that with a pinch of salt. If you're going to eat fast food, sugar and processed food all of the time, what do you expect? For you to maintain it, it needs to be enjoyable, but to lose weight it needs to be healthy, so work with it, find a balance that is good for you.
Alongside your nutrition, take into account your fitness, sleep, water intake, stress levels, as they all play a part in weight loss.
Keep a food diary
When we take on new clients, we always focus on making small adjustments to their nutrition. When changing your diet, it can feel overwhelming and so taking small steps is the best way to be sure that you will stick with it. Starting a food diary can be extremely helpful because when we consciously measure something, it gets managed!
When we track what we eat, we become more aware and accountable for what we're putting into our bodies. Generally, the desired outcome of doing this is weight loss. From experience, this is often the goal and usually happens naturally because we begin to notice patterns and habits that could be hindering results.
When a client of ours has been utilising a food diary for some time and has become more educated on calories, macronutrients and habits, we take the food diary away. By this point, they now understand how to eat to manage their weight.
Then, if things start going pear-shaped, for whatever reason (we've all been there!), we can bring the food diary back in to regain control. It's a simple yet handy tool that can be used anytime you feel your nutrition is getting a little out of control.
Keeping a food journal can lead you down the wrong path, it is only meant to help you understand your nutrition and then we can work together to add or remove things going forward. However, if you find that it is negatively affecting you mentally or it begins to consume you, step away from the journal.
Give it a go this week and let us know how you get on!
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