It's Hard

The battle to lose weight is without a doubt one of the hardest battles I see on a regular basis.  There are so many layers when it comes to weight issues: emotional, physical, genetics and misinformation just to name a few.  Weight issues can be a constant battle that takes over a person’s life. I’ve seen firsthand the emotional pain that people suffer over it. 

These issues and layers are above my pay grade, but I can offer you some quick tips that I have seen work. 

What Works

1.     Awareness!  How much are you really eating?  What are your triggers that cause you to stress eat? Are you exercising?

2.     Walking is a perfect place to start.  Before work, on your lunch break, or after dinner.  Walking is a great way to clear your head, get some fresh air, and burn some calories.  Spring is here, it's time to get outside!

3.     Cut sugar! Even be aware of how much fruit you are consuming.

4.     Shop for your food.  Eating out leads to overeating.  Head to the grocery store and buy food that needs to be prepared and stay on the perimeter of the store. Do yourself a solid and make extra for lunch the next day.   Read more here.

5.     Set realistic and short-term goals that you will be able to accomplish. 

6.     Performance!  Look for something you have to work towards besides losing weight.  Walk a 5K, bike around the neighborhood faster than you did 6 weeks ago, walk 7000 steps everyday for a month straight.  Chase down that performance, it’s motivating, fun, and there is nothing better than seeing progression!

7.     Whatever you choose to do, have fun and have a positive attitude! You can do this!

8.    Need more tips? Check out this past newsletter & this one too.

Numbers

I will leave you with these staggering stats:

Diabetes has nearly quadrupled over the last the 35 years.  There are now 422 million people who are diabetic compared to 108 million back in 1980.  A very scary statistic! 

Need help with your nutrition or fitness? CALL ME TO SET UP AN IN-PERSON OR ONLINE APPOINTMENT 310.251.7420

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