When most want to lose weight, we want it NOW right?! All of sudden you cut calories drastically and start exercising hard core out of no where and our bodies respond like- "Holy Shit, what is happening?!" And at the end of week one you have already lost 6 pounds and feel super awesome!!! Your body is shedding the easy stuff like water and then muscle trying to keep up with the new change. It's not letting go of one ounce of fat because it is scared as hell that this new change is trying to kill/starve you! Usually it's a lifestyle change that we can't keep up with. Who can give up pizza, cookies, diet coke, ice cream etc., we shouldn't have to!
We should be able to figure out a way to live flexible and have a healthy relationship with food. That's the key to long term success! We need to find a way to make a healthy lifestyle change that we can stick with for the rest of our lives.
I am totally guilty of cutting out my favorite treats too much. It only leads to over indulging when the time is convenient….Weekends, Halloween to New Years. Before I know it, my pants are tight, I've gained X amount of pounds and I am right back where I was last January fighting my way back to a Summer body. It doesn't take long to re-gain it! But like the Fit Tip says, GO SLOW!!! We should aim to lose 1-2 pounds per week. Anything more than that and you are setting yourself up for weight regain! Slow weightless requires patience and consistency. In the long run you are more likely to get results that matter! Results you will be proud of!