Set a goal weight –
You have no idea how you will feel at “said” weight or even how you will look.
The weight you feel your best is your goal weight. And this is likely to be a range rather than an exact figure.
We won’t know that until we get there!
Hint: It is unlikely to be exactly 60kg.
Sticking to a strict meal plan –
Over restrictive, unnecessary, boring.
You don’t win anything for making dieting harder than it needs to be.
Eating back calories burned from exercise –
Apple watches, fitbits etc… often add on calories used during exercise.
This is inaccurate and often overshoots. So, if you eat back those calories you may find that despite your best efforts to do everything right, you aren’t in an energy deficit, and thus you don’t lose fat.
Worrying about carbs (or any foods in isolation) –
Carbs are not inherently fattening.
There is a huge body of evidence showing that people can lose fat on a high, moderate or low carb diet.
The common theme for successful fat loss is creating an energy deficit.
I would aim to do that in the easiest way possible for YOU…and that would be very individual.
Expecting results to be linear –
I have worked with over 100 clients so far, and I have never had a client lose weight in a linear fashion week on week.
Taking multiple progress markers can help e.g., mood, measurements, performance, progress photos.
And most importantly…
Focusing on process goals aka what you can control.
BONUS: Not asking for help –
If you’re struggling with finding balance and fat loss, feel free to shoot me a message or hit me up in the gym. I’m always happy to help.
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Coach Gab G
(Your in-house nutritionist)
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