I know you’ve heard it before: if you want to lose weight you just have to “eat less and move more”. The whole “calories in, calories out” thing sounds completely reasonable: expend more energy than you take in so your body will adapt to burn through extra fat and lead to weight loss. Except when it doesn’t actually result in weight loss.
And while the professional fitness people and the professional food people are arguing about who should give what kind of advice, we’re effectively losing the bigger battle. The general public doesn’t know how to cut through the noise and is no better equipped to find the resources they need to resolve their health issues on their own.
Please remember, while you watch anyone’s end-of-year highlight reel, there is a bit of sh*t show that (a) happened to get them there or (b) is still currently happening.
BMI stands for Body Mass Index and I believe it’s among the lamest tools for measuring someone’s individual health or risk for chronic conditions.
There was a mini freakout, sure. But evenutally I calmed down and realized there was no way I was going to be able to pick up the pieces of my butchered recommendations. But here's the deal, I know why it went viral. It's not a secret.
I am not saying it’s ok to set out to change your size and shape in order to love yourself. I’m not saying it’s ok to love yourself when you get to your idea size and shape. The people I work with, especially the women that I work with, neither hate themselves, nor feel they’re not good enough at this place and time.
After you adopt an eating pattern that’s chocked full of whole, real foods that make you feel great, and master blood sugar stability with PFC balanced meals and snacks - you're often ready for more.
Have you been gaining and losing the same weight for years? Do you move from feeling confident in your skin to feeling lousy or defeated? It’s an incredibly frustrating way to live and it might be more damaging than you think. Yo-yoing your weight is messing with you.