I have found in coaching, that there are basically only 2 ways to do it: EAT LESS or EXERCISE MORE.
In the EATING LESS category there are 3 things to investigate to see if you need to address any of the following:
1. Eating less
2. Eating better foods
3. Timing of eating
Eating less is self explanatory. And since it takes about 30 minutes for you body to realize that you are full, you can help the process by eating slower, eating smaller portions and understanding that you will feel full in time, but maybe not when you are eating. Trust it.
In eating better, many times it is just as simple as being more mindful of what we eat. So surrounding ourselves with better food choices that replace what we used to eat will help do the trick.
And the timing of eating is simply the time when one consumes most of the food. If this is your challenge, the time when you consume most of your food is probably right before bedtime.
If your diet is good and the vehicle to releasing your excess weight is more exercise, the biggest challenge I have found is that people try to increase their movement or exercise too drastically and end up quitting. What works is doing any exercise you like to do with no time limit and thus just increasing movement more than before, at an easy pace. Over time, exercise is fun to do and becomes a fun place to go to.
So if your looking to release a little weight, just check out your EATING or EXERCISING habits or lack thereof to see what will work for you and HAVE FUN creating the new you!
Yours in “Great Shape” – Coach