Good morning!  Today, I’d like to get you to try something different.  Today, I don’t want you to count calories.  Today…I want you to eat!

For far too long, many women have been told that the formula to lose weight is, eating nothing + 4 million hours of cardio = sustainable weight loss/the body you’ll love.  If you add those two up in reality, it ends up looking like this…Eat nothing + 4 million hours of cardio = you being miserable, having no lean body mass to support your body, and an undying roller coaster-like insulin level.  Sounds like a good time, right?  All jokes aside, I want to challenge you today.

Today, don’t count your calories.  I want you to make good choices at every meal and eat until you’re satisfied.  By good choices I mean a food plan centered around proteins, fruits, vegetables, and water.  Eat your carbohydrates (low on the glycemic index, unless it’s post workout) at breakfast, and fuel your body with proteins, nutrients, and plenty of water for the remainder of the afternoon and evening.  Also, abide by the 2-3 hour rule.  Always put something (of quality) in your system within 2-3 hours after you’re last meal.  This will keep your insulin levels towards more of a plateau rather than peaks and valleys.

I want all you females reading this to realize that you don’t have to starve yourself in order to have the body you want.  In fact, if you do, you’ll never sustain the body you have.  You’ll ride peaks and valleys of weight loss/gain until you decide to make the change and eat what your body needs.  Yes, your body needs carbohydrates, proteins, and nutrients, not a shot of water, 4 pieces of lettuce, and a fat burning supplement like tv and magazines would have you believe.  Fuel your body with the right things, stay on a well balanced weight training program, and your body will be ready for the summer before the first snowflake falls this winter 🙂

Have a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

-Chris Kurtz, Certified Personal Trainer