Weekly weigh-ins… fear of scales… “I have lost/gained weight.” Sound familiar? What we all need to remember is scales weigh every part of yourself, water, muscle, fat, hair, bones…
What we should all be focusing on is lowering our body fat percentage. We want to maintain and improve our muscle strength, bone density and hydration while decreasing our body fat percentage!! Our weight will fluctuate throughout the day depending on many factors, so weighing yourself really is pointless in monitoring body fat loss.
To lower our body fat percentage, it’s very simple. Create a nutritional calorie deficit. Lowering your calorie intake by 500 per day over the course of 7 days will assist in losing 1lb of body fat per week. This is sustainable and a safe way to lose body fat. Magic shakes, the new wonder diets, the latest eating craze are all unsustainable. As soon as any individual returns to normal eating habits, they will regain whatever they lost.
Every diet ever invented creates a calorie deficit. It is far healthier to create a nutritional calorie deficit and exercise consistently to hit your goals. Tracking calories in and calories out is the only way to achieve long-lasting results. Booking in with a level 3 or 4, 1leisure instructor for exercise and nutritional advice will help you achieve your end goal.