The Roadblocks to Weight Loss

I know the stories, I've been told why the scale doesn't reflect.There was a family party. The food couldn't be track on MFP (MyFitnessPal) or something else came up.If you are caught in this situation you need to understand that these are small roadblocks.Fortunately, there needs to be an understanding. If you want to lose weight there are simple things that need to be done.

Stop worrying about others...

I know that everyone's parent has told them "you're not everyone else," when you told them that "everyone else is doing it."Whether you're 20 or 50, we've all heard that expression before. The same rules apply to weight loss.Just because your friends are doing it, doesn't mean you should too. You're going out on the weekend with friends? Cool, let them have the beer, burgers and burritos.If you are on a mission to lose weight you need to adhere to it. If you are so-so on weight loss and just sort of want it, then by all means have the beer, eat the burger or pound down the burrito.

Calories in verses calories out is real...

Yes, you've heard it before, you know that it exists and science backs up the truth behind it.If you are eating more than you burn you will gain.On the contrary, eating less than you burn will lead to weight loss, and not by any magic or supernatural activity.For those who are looking to lose a lot of weight, I always recommend following a meal plan or counting calories. This will be the only systematic way to ensure that you're not sabotaging your goal.If you are looking to lose a couple pounds, don't sweat it. You can count calories if you want, but more so be conscious of what you're consuming from day to day.

The scale is deceiving, don't let it stress you out...

I have worked with A LOT of people who eat clean for 2 weeks, look at the scale and see nothing reflected on it.After the disappointment strikes the brain they rebel and worse yet self-sabotage."F&!k eating clean, I'm going to have a cookie!" - angry weight-loss client brain.You know it's a process, you know it takes time, yet when you step on the scale emotions are the game, not logic.Rather than have one form of measurement, have multiple. When I work with people on weight loss I have the focus on their weight, their body fat percentage, their clothes and their appearance.Do you still fit into those jeans? Is that shirt getting baggy on you? The scale is not the end-all-be-all when it comes to trimming down.

Whether you want to or not, you have to build habits...

Weight loss is not possible without habits. You can't chose to lose weight one week and eat at Taco Bell the next.Again, it is all a process of which has to be important to you.There are many that want to accomplish goals but only few that actually want to achieve them.Build habits in your life that will allow you to get there like going to the gym, prepping your meals and making sure to eat for the objective.Have any questions specific to weight loss? Feel free to comment below or fill out a Contact Form asking some questions!