How to lose weight. If you feel like you’ve tried to lose weight, tone your body or just start a healthier lifestyle without success, I get it.
I’ve totally be there. I know how frustrating it can be physically, mentally and emotionally. I created Love Sweat Fitness so that we all had a place to get the motivation and support we needed to get started and keep it going. Through the FREE daily workouts and my Hot Body Guides I’ll share just how easy it can be lose weight and keep it off for good.
Have A Plan
The #1 MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do to lose weight and keep it off for good is to have a plan. You don’t cook a new meal without a recipe so why would you start a new lifestyle without a clear idea of how to do it? You wouldn’t! I used to do that and, as I’m sure most of you know, it doesn’t work.
If you want it to be REAL, LASTING change this time, you need a plan that is easy to fit into your life and follow every day.
I say it over and over, but you CAN’T out-train a bad diet. Weight loss starts in the kitchen and it’s important to make sure you are fueling your body with the right nutrients to effectively burn fat and build muscle. I created the Hot Body Meal plan to do just that. Unlike most plans you will find that claim to help you burn fat, the Hot Body Meal Plan doesn’t eliminate ANY food groups. You are getting your carbs, fats and proteins all day long from delicious, healthy, real food.
One of the best decisions I’ve made in life! Rachel Blanton on May 08, 2017
This has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in life! I’ve never stuck with anything as far as diet plans go but I’ve almost made it to the two month mark. I actually crave healthy food and NEED to work out everyday. I never thought I would get here, and I’m so grateful.
It’s so easy to read and follow!!! The attention to detail is really incredible. Besides watching my body change shape I would say the mental clarity that working out and eating right hasn’t brought me is truly priceless.
Grab your LSF Hot Body Meal Plan and join all the girls that are ditching diets and learning to enjoy food again!
I’m not about wasting time so the Hot Body Sweat Guide is the most effective (and FUN!) workout guide for women you will find.
Every day is clearly laid out for you with workouts you can do at home in less than 30 minutes. Workouts that are flexible and will give you the results you’re looking for.
Enjoyable, yet challenging Kristen Ocelnik on Aug 10, 2017
I come from a background of doing extreme, repeatable workout programs which helped me to lose quickly, but gain back the weight and inches I had lost, just as quick. Katie’s program is an easy step-by-step daily guide that I actually ENJOY doing daily. The workouts help increase your strength and endurance week after week, and I get to do activities every other day that I choose (and enjoy!) such as walks, biking, or hiking. I am really enjoying these workouts: they’re about 30 minutes in length and different every day. Combined with the meal plan, I have lost 3 lbs in 2.5 weeks so far – I approve!!
Bring it Together
It takes a combination of the right nutrition AND workouts to truly transform your body. If you want to increase your confidence, boost your metabolism and get a strong sculpted body, you need the perfect balance of both! That’s where the LSF Hot Body Plan comes in.
Grab both guides and get ready to find your healthier, happier, hot body!
When starting your weight loss journey it can be tough to know what to do first. No matter what your goals are, taking “before” and “after” photos are key! Whether you are trying to lose weight, gain weight, build muscle or just tone up, photos are one of the best ways to objectively monitor your results.
You’ve see some of my before and afters and I only wish I had been a part of such a supportive community that could have encouraged me to take more photos and better track my progress. Taking those first photos is hard to do, but let that be motivation to push on stronger.
What You Need
If you feel comfortable enough, have a friend or loved one snap the pics for you in front of a bare white or neutrally colored wall with a digital camera or cell phone. If you would rather keep it private there is always the self timer!
What to Wear
Wear a bikini, workout gear or any outfit that will show off all your “problem” areas. This will be the best way to see what you’re working with.
Wear something with stretch so that you can use the same outfit for your progress photos throughout your journey.
How to Take Them
Make sure you get all your angles! Take full length shots from the front, back and both sides.
Stand with your hands at your side and don’t try to over exaggerate bulge or suck it in. Just relax. Take your photos in a well lit area and SMILE!
Before you do anything, take measurements. You will want a loose measuring tape. Measure around your widest points of your bust, hips, thighs and upper arms. Also measure around your chest (above your bust) and the small of your waist.
I have all of my clients take measurements and encourage photos before starting working with me, as they really show you how your body is physically changing.
The best part is that you are surrounded by an amazing community of women who will support you and cheer you through the ups and downs.
Create your @LSF_Name on Instagram so other #TeamLSF girls can follow you!
The best way to get tips, advice and encouragement throughout your fitness journey is to sound-off with your daily check-ins. Share a sweaty selfie, healthy meals you’re eating or anything else that is inspiring you every day.
Be sure to follow and tag @TeamLSF & @LoveSweatFitness and use the hashtag #TeamLSF in your posts so we can see what you’re up to and come give your some love.
Checkout the LSF Sweat Starter Kit for more on how to get seriously motivated!
Ok…Now that you have all of the tools you need, let’s do it! Remember, Good Things Come To Those Who Sweat.
I dont have a mesuring tape so what could I use instead ?
Loving the programs !
I would suggest finding something you know the measurement of and using that. It could be a belt, piece of paper, etc. 🙂 If nothing else, get your before photos!
Hi Katie, I saw an article on your website today, and the before and after photos really struck me! I’ve started to exercise in the last month to try and get control of my figure. It’s been going up and down for years now. It’s weird but I feel a little lost when it comes to knowing what to do this time:). So I’m walking and biking, and now I’m thinking I should do the circuit posted on your page!
I graduated from SDSU, And also live in in SD.
Hey Michelle! Walking and biking can be great sources of cardio exercise, which is absolutely a part of any weight loss journey. I would agree that adding in the circuit workouts or any of my youtube videos (especially HIIT, barre or booty/legs workouts) would be a perfect addition and really help you push to the next level. Yay! Go Aztecs 🙂 Always great to hear from fellow SoCal ladies <3
Hi katie, How are you?
I’m Aria, over the past few months I’ve gained 20 pounds, went from 115-130. I’m lacking focus, what should I do to stay focus? Where should I start? What exercises should I do first to get going? Hope to hear from you! Thank You.
Hi Aria! 🙂 My number 1 suggestion to help stay motivated is to find a workout that you actually enjoy! When I found yoga sculpt, it truly helped change my routine and kept me consistent. I’m not saying yoga is the answer for you or everyone, but finding something you enjoy is! If you need a place to start, check out the fun workout routines I have on my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/lovesweatfitness , you can do all of them from home and I post new ones each week. xoxo Katie
I wanted to get your meal plan but was wondering it what form it comes in? As a pdf? Or is it a book that it delivered to your home?
Hey Adriana 🙂 It comes as an ebook PDF. You will be able to download it right after you check out in the shop.
Hi Katie, I love your blog, thank you for inspiring me. I have a stubborn 6kgs to lose and i would like to lose a whole dress size, but i just cant seem to stick to anything in the long term. But i made a decision to not give up on myself and change my focus from cardio to more strength and weight training. I decided to up my exercise regime to try and do atleast 5/6 days a week training now. With 3of those days focusing more on full body interval sessions. When doing more weight/strength training what kind… Read more »
Hey Keely! Happy Easter 🙂 I can totally relate to not being able to stick with any exercise or diet plan, that was my life for years. It is awesome that you have made the decision to be healthy/fit and are going to keep yourself accountable to it. I really like your plan, it is solid! You should be doing cardio after weight training, but it is good to warm up with cardio exercises for 2-5 mins. For weight loss, cardio is very important. The more high intensity cardio you can do, the better. You can absolutely work your full… Read more »
Hi Katie! I’m so glad I stumbled into your Youtube vid about how you lost so much weight. You look absolutely amazing! I’ve been struggling with my weight for 6-7 years, and I’ve made no progress. My main problem is that I eat and eat and eat when I get home from school, and that’s made me gain 30 pounds over the years. I’m determined to lose the weight before I get into college in the fall (I’m a high school senior) so I won’t have to struggle with my body image throughout college as well. Do you have any… Read more »
Hi Venus! Im so glad you found my youtube as well :)! I can absolutely relate to the point you are at, I was there myself not too long ago. There are a few things that from my experience were SO important. 1. Getting your nutrition on point. You mentioned it, but what you eat is a huge part of your body’s ability to burn fat and build nice lean muscle. Make sure that you focus on eating healthy foods, not less food. 2. Find an exercise routine that you ENJOY. If you hate doing it, or it’s a chore…then… Read more »
Thank you so much for your reply, Katie! Your first tip is a big eye-opener because I just realized I usually try to eat less while eating healthier all at once and that might be why I get overwhelmed pretty quickly. Gladly, I love exercise 🙂 I’ll definitely check out your workout vids and keep posted! Fingers crossed
Hey Katie, I watched your video on You tube and can really relate, I have tried soooo many diet plans and I very strict on them and I seem to lose for 2-3 weeks and then nothing. I have been eating fairly clean since the beginning of the year and lost close to ten pounds in four months soooo slow….I have about 40 pounds to lose. My question is did you count calories during your weight loss?
Hey Janelle! I did not count calories during my weight loss journey. I can understand the desire to start doing that and I’m not saying that you shouldnt. However, if you focus on eating the right food, rather than limited based on calories, you will get on the right track much sooner. I know the struggle of going back and forth, but the reality is…there is no “diet plan” that is going to work as well as learning how to feed your body on your own. My LSF Nutrition Guide is purposefully not a “plan”, rather a guide teaching you… Read more »
I know I’m being ridiculous but I cannot bear the thought of taking a photo whilst looking so horrendous. I know I have to do something because I am a single parent who desperately wants to meet a new partner but who has these body issues following pregnancy, appendectomy & 3 lots of surgery for ectopic pregnancies that have left my tummy saggy, stretch marked; not helped by the fact I’m now fat. Now the rest of my body is heading the same way. Did any of you find this first photo so hard? Or is it just me? It… Read more »
M, you are not being ridiculous at all. If you look at my before pictures which are in a sports bra, I couldn’t even show my face in them for the exact same reason. It is really hard to take a look at yourself in a photo, but I can tell you it is one of the most motivating things I ever did. Ignoring it surely does not help, I did that for many years. It may be easier in the moment, but for your long term health and happiness…knowing it’s time to start a healthy lifestyle is so important.… Read more »
Do you have any samples of what your guiltless guide looks like?
Hey Cyndi, yes send me an email 🙂 email@example.com
Wow! Some really useful, sensible and simple tips. A great read. Thanks!
I recently found your you tube videos! I have always been in decent shape but I do have problem areas, mainly my lower stomach. I have had 3 kids and I just can’t seem to build my lower abs. I just joined your website today and look forward to the challenges and seeing my progress. You are a great inspiration. Thank you.
Yay! Glad you are part of the LSF community 🙂 can’t wait to see your progress. Even after 3 kids, you can still be a super hot moma! 🙂
My name is Susana Barker, i am a housewife. I has a fat body so i want to find a best tip to weight loss. Thank for shared!
Hi Susana! You have come to the right place 🙂 There are a ton of great workouts for you here and on my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/lovesweatfitness that you can do at home w/ no equipment at all. Can’t wait to see your progress <3
Hello Katie 🙂 Sorry to bother you,but my names Alize and over these past months I’ve been struggling with my weight and I feel very insecure about it. I weigh around 145 and I’m 5’1. I hoenstly don’t feel comfortable in my own skin at all and I’m now in high school and i don’t want to spend my whole freshman year worrying about this and i just joined cheer and we dont start to February and I want to be able to be around 110 or 120 pounds by then and I was hoping you could help me by… Read more »
Hi Alize! I am so glad you reached out! I absolutely can relate to that feeling. I think that is when you know it’s time to make some changes for sure. It’s not about how others perceive you, but really about how you feel physically and emotionally. Nutrition is so important. I think that is the best place to start. Try eliminating sugar from your diet and you will see some serious changes. As far as workouts go, checkout my YouTube channel for tons of them! There are great ones on there you can do at home, quickly and with… Read more »
Hey Alize, I’m a Junior in high school and I’m like around your height 5’3 (Everyone calls me short. 😛 But oh well! You and I are fun sized! HAHA! 😀 ) I’m having problems with my weight loss as well. I’m heavier than you are even. So! I get depressed about my body and know exactly how you feel. I’d love to be around 110 or 120 as well! That would be a miracle for me! HAHA! I think that if we both try our best and motivate one another then we can achieve our goals. Life is hard.… Read more »
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