truth about weight loss
Did you know If you want to lose weight and actually keep it off, you should only lose about 1-2 pounds per week?
After losing 45lbs and becoming a certified personal trainer and sports nutrition specialist, it's safe to say I know what I'm talking about. This is the truth about weight loss.
My Weight Loss Journey
When I first started out I had no clue what "healthy weight loss" really meant or how to maintain it.
In the past I had always wanted to "lose ten pounds this week", but I knew extreme diets didn't work long-term and I knew I needed to change things.
I needed to build healthy habits and routines that allowed me to get results, but also just create a lifestyle I loved. Make sure you watch my What I Eat in a Day to Lose Weight vid at the bottom of this blog.
Truth About Weight Loss
Weight loss is actually really pretty straightforward.
It comes down to moving your body more and fueling it with the right foods to build muscle, burn fat and improve your overall health.
Again, if you want to lose weight and ACTUALLY KEEP IT OFF, you should aim to only lose about 1-2 pounds per week.
This is exactly what you can expect to see if you're following my programs.
In my meal plans I like to focus on "adding to my plate." Add all the veggies and all the protein!
One of the best ways to help your body burn fat is by increasing your protein intake
I recommend you get at least 20g of protein with each meal - that's roughly the size of your palm.
To be honest, no one has time to eat 5 chicken breasts a day… and like, why?
I created LSF Plant Protein as a clean, easy way to help women get the protein they need.
It's organic, non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, and has 0g of sugar and 0 artificial ingredients!
One scoop of LSF Plant Protein = 20g of protein, perfect for when you're short on time or to make sure you get enough each day!
How Sleep Impacts Your Weight Loss
Lesser known weight loss fact? You also need to make it a priority to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night
When you get enough sleep you will:
- Crave less junk
- Consume less overall
- Burn more calories
If you're like me and struggle to get a solid night's sleep - I got you.
I created Slumber Party to give you a delicious chocolatey nightcap that helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and wake up feeling totally refreshed! No sleepy hangovers. Check out my TikTok or IG to see how I mix up mine every night. Grab your Slumber Party here.
Focus on loving your body. When you show your body love you....
Make time for your workouts. Make time to eat healthy meals. Make time to rest and recover.
You will never regret a single one of those choices and you'll see SERIOUS change if you do!