Updated: Mar 15, 2019
The most common question I get is, "Liz, how do I lose weight fast?"
Well my friends, unfortunately there are no quick fixes! You have to put in the work. Hit the gym and don’t eat like an asshole. To lose weight you need to be in a calorie deficit. This means eating less that you are burning.
How? Eyeing your portions may work for some people, but the most efficient way will be by tracking your food! Invest in a simple food scale, measuring cups, and download Under Armour's MyFitnessPal App to your phone. It has a HUGE library and it makes tracking easy! (The hardest part is actually doing it.) A common mistake that a lot of people make is counting calories instead of keeping up with the nutrients that are, or aren't in the food being consumed. We don't want to do that because all calories are not created equally!! Macronutrients, also known as "macros", consist of your protein, carbohydrates, and fats. You MUST eat to lose. Yes. You must eat. Stop starving yourself. It isn’t sustainable and you’ll most likely binge later when you do this.
Try small, calculated meals every 2.5 to 3 hours. Need help finding out the macros for your small meals? I am more than happy to help! 😊 Food is not our enemy. Carbs are not the enemy. Protein and carbs are your friends. Food is our fuel.
"So Liz, if carbs aren’t bad, what’s making me gain weight?"
Weight is gained when you consume more than what you’re able to burn (calorie surplus) and your body ends up storing what was eaten in excess as fat.
Don’t over complicate it! If you need help with your macros, please send me a request for a client success session by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. I will calculate and message your macros back to you based on your goals. Happy tracking!