You can’t lose weight without controlling your nutrition.
If you’re trying to lose fat by joining a gym, but not changing what you eat, it won’t work. Not even CrossFit Torque workouts, which are the best in the area.
But the problem is that diets don’t work. And they usually backfire. So what CAN you do to control your weight?
- Start tracking what you eat. Just writing it down makes a huge difference. Record it in a notebook, or use my favorite app MyFitnessPal. I’ve been using it for over a year straight and wouldn’t suggest anything different.
- Start balancing your blood sugar – get off the carbohydrate roller coaster by getting some protein EVERY time you eat. Actually, most of us probably don’t even eat the amount protein needed to support our exercise and current body weight!
- Drink 2 glasses of water every time you drink a coffee. Coffee doesn’t dehydrate you if you drink it all the time, but you STILL need more water than you’re probably drinking. (And, water makes the caffeine more effective anyway).
- Don’t jump on the ‘diet’ everyone at work is doing. Cleanses, fasting, low-calorie meals and even most ketogenic diets are garbage. They’re not sustainable, and they will bite you in the long run. Save yourself a lot of pain and guilt in the future, and be honest with yourself – if you don’t think you can eat a certain way forever, don’t do it.
We suggest and follow the following, from CrossFit’s founder Greg Glassman: “Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.” – Eat Food – Not too much – Mostly Plants!
Keep it simple folks. Then go workout!