1) Lose weight, just not all at once.
If you have more then a few pounds to take off, lets not wait any longer –lets get to it, but I want you to approach it with a strategy. Trying to lose all your weight in one push will grind your metabolism into the ground. Don’t do that. Every subsequent attempt will be harder and harder.
Break your weight loss up. Not sure how much you can lose in one shot –no problem –your body will tell you. Reduce the amount of food you’re used to modestly. Track your weight and maintain objectivity. Don’t try to speed it up as long as you continue to lose. Decrease only if weight loss stops, not slows.
Break from weight loss before you breach the gimmick threshold (subsisting on a stick of cheese and a pack of gum). Instead, pause the weight loss and increase your food intake gradually while upping your exercise game. Once your weight is stable at a higher calorie range (for you), you’re ready to push for more weight loss – not before.
2) Eat more frequently.
Get your body used to more food without gaining fat by increasing intake gradually and increasing meal frequency rather then adding calories to the same few meals. Oh yeah, and exercise lots. You can reboot your metabolism if you get this right.
3) Don’t exercise until your food is prepped for the day.
If you’re making it to the gym in the morning but still ending your day with a failed diet because (wait for it) …you ran out of time –you’re doing it wrong. Stop being so prejudice about how you’ll invest your time. Don’t conclude that spending 30 minutes in the kitchen prepping your food is less important because there’s no loud music or sweaty bodies wearing spandex. Maybe you haven’t done the math. Well at MetPro we have. Stay home. You can still wear spandex –just as long as you’re in the kitchen getting your meals right. Then we’ll talk exercise.
In fact in the next lesson I’ll talk about how to optimize your exercise based on your goals.