Do you remember back in the day, the drug "Fen-Phen"? It was a popular pill in the late 90's that people would take that was marketed as a weight loss pill. Did it work? Oh yeah. For sure it did. People were losing weight like crazy. But little did they know, it was causing heart damage. People actually died from using it. Some, while using it, and some even years later after it was pulled from the market.
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a safe pill to take that would help someone lose weight and maintain a healthy physique. Well guess what. Aint. Gonna. Happen.
If losing weight, and being in good shape was as easy as taking a pill, powder, having your fat frozen, wearing a waist trainer, or getting wrapped up tight like a mummy.....then the whole world would be in great shape and there would be no obesity issues.
Truth be told, the only way to be healthy and to maintain a healthy body weight is to eat food that is good for you and to move your body! It also takes resisting (at least 80% of the time) some of the things that appeal to us the most, like sugar and white flour, junky oils and processed garbage food.
It's actually not complicated and it's not hard when you think about it. It's like watching a magician do a magic trick. You sit in the audience and watch him do some amazing, hard-to-believe trick that you just can't for the life of you understand. But then, if he reveals how he does the trick (which they rarely do!), you are shocked at just how simple it really was.
Yet people love to complicate this stuff. There are hundreds of different diets out there. There are products, and supplements, and programs. It can be overwhelming for a person to know what in the heck they should actually be doing.
I am a big believer in individualized programming. Everyone is different and no regimen or program can be copy and pasted for anyone to follow. And I always recommend talking with your doctor before making any drastic changes in your diet or exercise. But in saying that, one thing I do believe is a "one-size-fits-all" concept. And that is: EAT WHOLE, REAL FOOD THAT GOD MADE. AND EAT IN MODERATION. PERIOD.
I always say, if the food is ONE ingredient....eat it. How about a banana? One ingredient? Yes. A potato? Yep. Steak? Sure. Eggs? Oh yes please. Apple? Go for it.
Most people who struggle with being overweight did not get there by eating ONLY real, whole food. It is usually an issue of eating food packaged with added sugar, white flour, and unhealthy oils and ingredients. Plus eating too much in quantity.
So for the love of Pete, please stop wasting your money on body wraps, fat freezes, powders that say they help burn fat, pills or any other weight loss gimmick. Just start changing your lifestyle. Eat whole food. Real stuff that comes from the ground or an animal. Move your body! Walking is the BEST!! Strength training is a MUST! Yoga and stretching are great. If you love CrossFit or spin class...then GO! Just move that body and fuel it with nutrient dense food MOST of the time and you will see the results.
If you need help with making these kinds of changes in your life, please feel free to reach out to me about coaching. I would love to work with you and help you have the healthiest year of your life! I offer several types of coaching packages with different price points. These sessions can be done over the phone or with video communication so that makes it easy and convenient for you!