There’s a lot (like a whole lot!) of diets, books, supplements, wraps, & teas out there in the world.
Do any of them work?
Short term: Maybe Long term: No
Yes, all those things you see online, and in the “nutrition” aisle at the Target, can work short term. If they didn’t provide some type of results no one would buy them.
They are equivalent to a “Get rich quick” scheme. Promises of weightloss, even seeing a little. But, long term, I don’t know anyone who have had sustainable results with any of them!
What I do know that works is, measuring and weighing your food intake. I know. I know. Seems like a lot of work.
What if I told you it only takes about 5 minutes out of your day. 5 minutes a day to start seeing results.
Either counting calories or going with portion control, measuring and weighing your food should be the go to option!
So, what do you need to do this?
A couple things. Some you probably already have in your house!!
1. Measuring cups
Know what a cup of rice, or 1/2 cup of milk looks like.
2. Measuring spoons
How much oil do you use? Or butter? Or salt? 1 or 2 tablespoons? The difference is 100+ calories. And over the course of a week? 700+ calories that you could have cut!
3. Food Scale
This is major for knowing what your eating! Is that 4oz of chicken or 6? Hope you know, because that’s a 200 calorie difference that most can’t eyeball.
4. Heart Rate Monitor
I LOVE my Fitbit! *Not an ad lol* It gives me soo much information to use. A couple clicks and I have a pretty close estimate to how many calories I’ve burned in a day.
And weightloss is simply eating less calories that you burn. Weight gain is the opposite.
Everyone wants to lose weight FAST! “10lbs in 3 days. Guaranteed!” Sorry to tell you, but…. that’s a lie. A really big one. Patience, discipline, building habits is key to hitting your goals.
If you lose a 1/2 pound in a week, take the win. Weight loss is not a straight line. It’ll have it’s ups and downs, but sticking to your plan will help in the long run.