If youve ever tried to lose weight, youre probably familiar with the phenomenon of yo-yo dieting. You go on a diet and drop a few pounds, but as soon as you return to your previous eating habits, the weight comes back.
To break the cycle of ups and downs, you have to rethink the whole concept of dieting.
MORE THAN A DIET
Healthy, sustained weight loss requires more than just a fad diet. There are threepillars to healthy, long-term weight loss:
- Healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables.
- Daily exercise that takes both cardio and weight training into account.
- Skin care routine that supports your healthy diet and exerciseroutines so you can look your best and feel confident in your healthy body.
To help you break the yo-yo dieting cycle I have worked with a nutritionist to put together a 12 week planthat takes the guesswork out of calorie counting, vitamin ratios and target macros.
The first part of the V-Lifestyle Nutritional Guide tells you which foods to consume and which to avoid including sample menus of hearty meal options you can choose from to fulfill your dietary requirements!
The second part of the nutritional guide will redirect you to a personalized landing page where you have private access to the V-Lifestyle Calculator. Using the calculator you enter your personal information and then the site presents you with a custom nutrition plan.
The V-Lifestyle Nutritional Guide gives you the vital nutritional coaching to help you reach your long-term weight loss goals!
Pairing dietary change with an appropriate exercise plan can help you lose weight while building lean muscle and increasing cardiovascular endurance.
Engaging in strength training changes your body composition to include more muscle and less fat.
Cardio gets your heart pumping and burns calories to shed more pounds.
Putting the two together creates a beneficial balance that supports your weight loss goals. However, dont be surprised if you begin to see the numbers on the scale go up again over time. Muscle weighs more than fat, so intense strength training can actually cause you to gain weight even though youre becoming leaner.
To get a better picture of your long-term weight loss progress, take progress picturesor get your body fat percentage checked instead of weighing yourself all the time.
So many of my customers send me their before and after pictures after following my tips for weight loss and exercise. I always tell them that the next step is using waist trainingusing the V-Belt to really whittle their waist and tighten up loose skin.
With Fitness magazine reporting that 54% of Americans are trying to lose weight and that the weight loss industry is taking in $59 billion every year, theres no better time to commit to breaking the cycle of yo-yo dieting. Focus on making lifestyle changes that can be sustained in the long term, and youll feel better every day as you move toward a healthy weight.