As a new year begins, many people will make new resolutions to lose weight and get fit. In fact, the #1 resolution by Americans is weight related. Unfortunately, 38% of people whom make these resolutions won’t last beyond the first month.
What are your new years resolutions? Have you written them down? Are they in a visible place to remind yourself of what your goals are for the next year?
Remember, when goal setting you want to your goals to be SMART!
T- time specific
For weight loss, a realistic goal is 1-2 pounds per week. It takes a 3,600-calorie deficit to burn one pound of fat. With a 500-calorie daily deficit from your needs to maintain weight, that is about 1 pound per week. With exercise, you burn more and therefore lose weight faster.
I’ve had clients come to me tired and frustrated because they have tried every diet under the sun and it hasn’t worked. Extreme diet, such as severe calorie deprivation or eliminating a food group (carbohydrates or fat in particular) aren’t realistic and do not cause long term weight loss.
My philosophy is balance and lifestyle changes. It’s what foods you pick to eat in each food group and the portion size that is key to achieving your weight loss goals!
There is so much conflicting information on the internet and it can be tough to sort the fiction from the facts, let me teach you how to change your lifestyle and achieve your weight loss goal long-term! Join us for our New Year, New Your Healthy Steps Jump Start Program on January 17th at noon which we will sort the fiction from the facts, provide meal plans, weekly check-ins, 2x week classes at Beach Bound Crossfit.