Posts tagged ‘weight loss’

August 6, 2013

I eat food….

“What do you eat?”–I must get that question a bajillion times a day. My answer is always, “FOOD!” I am not trying to be a smart a$% when I answer it that way, but its simply the truth. I don’t count calories. I know for a lot of people that works…but the problem is too many people look at the number versus the quality of the food. 100 calories of Oreos is still Oreos. For me, I like to just really think about the food that I am eating and putting into my body. The better the quality of the food and the more dense nutrition packed in there the more of it I can eat. I don’t necessarily have to worry about my portion control that way. Why? 

Did you ever wonder why you can sit down and eat an entire bag of chips or a an entire pizza pie and not be full?  Yet if you are eating a steak and sweet potatoes you fill up rather quickly with no room in your belly for more? Its because the steak and sweet potato are filled with dense nutrition which signals your body that its full. When you are eating those “empty calories” filled with zero nutritional value, your body requires way more to be satiated, at which point it never really is. So when I say I eat food, and I don’t have to portion or weigh it out, its because when you are choosing food that is whole and good for you, you will know when you are full. Its when you are choosing those items that are processed and have little to no nutritional value that you really have to weigh out your portions because otherwise you will overeat. 

Make better choices. Eat less food from boxes and more food from the Earth. So that next time someone asks you what you eat, you can say FOOD! Image

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March 12, 2013

Throw away your scale

Throw away your scale! You heard me, I am not even joking with you. Our obsession, especially females with seeing a specific number on the scale is alarming. The fact of the matter is I always weight the MOST when I am at my tiniest. I repeat…I weight the MOST when I am in the best shape. So what if that magic number appears on the scale if your clothes  fit tight and you are winded when you walk up a flight of stairs. 

 

So let’s start talking about non-scale victories and how you are going to gauge and measure your goals without stepping on the  scale. I know, you are thinking, but its what I do every morning naked after I go to the bathroom (I know all the tricks you try)…but trust me…this will be a liberating experience for you. 

 

1. Measurements….take your measurements. Get a good old fashioned measuring tape out and write out your measurements. Go back monthly and see the difference or the lack their of. 

2. Before and after photos….a photo is worth a thousand words right?! And often we can’t gauge change in ourself because we look in the mirror everyday. But when you see two pictures side by side you can see even the smallest and tiniest changes in your body. 

3. How do your clothes feel….seriously this is one of my favorites. I can immediately feel when I am a little out of whack by the way my jeans fit around my waist and butt. Clothes fitting looser…celebrate!

 

I don’t want you to be a prisoner to the scale. I am 140 lbs, and proud of it. Imagine if I felt like I needed to see that magic number on the scale…I would either be too skinny or lacking a whole lot of muscle. Why? Because for my height and my athletic build, 125 isn’t the right number. 

 

Does this make sense? Are you willing to do this?Can you do this? Hide the scale for 30 days if you can’t throw it away…liberate yourself and work on your results and celebrate those non scale victories!Image