Not long ago I posted a blog about 6 Ways to Sabotage Your Weight Loss. Now it is time for some positive-approach, forward-step solutions to set you on the right path towards your weight loss goals.
Now this isn’t that “drink more water” and “eat tons of fiber” nonsense you see in other people’s posts. The goal is not to trick your body into thinking it is full when it isn’t. My Meaty Low Carb™ clients will tell you that this way of eating isn’t about skimpy portions, calorie counting or going hungry. We eat to fuel and thrive (which helps us shed pounds!)
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Here are 5 of my weight loss tips that you may not have heard before:
1.Skip the Salad Lunch – We have all grown up to believe that the salad for lunch is the mainstay when you are trying to lose weight. But how many of us are hungry again shortly after? 🙋🏻♀️ Lettuce just doesn’t provide the satiety (filling us up) nor the staying power. Even my mentor Mark Sisson, known for his famous “Big Ass Salads” has changed his ways to more meats and less veggies, as explained in the video below. That’s a great rule of thumb: more meat, less veggies and include some good fats!
2. Each Friday, Try on Your Skinny Jeans – How many times has the weekend arrived and you throw your healthy eating habits out the window? Too many to count, I’m sure. By trying on your skinny jeans on Friday, you may be pleasantly surprised by the progress you have made which will give you some encouragement and motivation to get through the tempting weekend. You’ll be amazed at what this little check-in can accomplish!
3. Require Going Out for Treats – I always say, if you bring treats (be it wine or sweets) into the house, you intend to eat/drink them. Make it a rule that if you are going to have a glass of wine or a special low carb treat, you will have to go out of the house to get it. This might limit your opportunities to where they are available and when, not to mention an announcement to the family that you are going out for an indulgence. Often that extra effort is enough to talk yourself out of the idea.
4. Finger Food in the Fridge – Now, my Meaty Low Carb™ clients will also tell you that with this way of eating, you hardly ever need to snack. However, during the transition period or if you have a rough night’s sleep, the desire for snacks increases. Like any snack, it needs to be ready NOW without much work to prepare. Having ready to go food like pepperoni sticks, salami slices, hard cheeses, leftover meats, hard boiled eggs and even marinated olives in the fridge, can hit the spot when you really need it.
5. Less Variety, More Satiety – Do you ever feel uncomfortably stuffed after a meal? With every different food on your plate, you are exciting your taste buds to something new. Each new taste needs to wain before you are satisfied. That’s why you can eat and eat at a buffet – you never get to satisfied! I always encourage 1 skillet meals so when your satiety level is met you are done. However, if you are having trouble eating enough (1-2 lbs of meat per day) variety can help you eat more at one sitting. So have eggs and bacon and sausage instead of a scramble.
As we well know, its the little things that count. If you haven’t watched my Just.ONE.Thing. video, add it to your To Do list, or just click the link and watch it now! It’s a TED talk video about a very simple lifestyle change you can begin today, that can make weight loss efforts much more effective without changing what you eat. Just think of the results if you did that AND my suggestions above. You would be rocking that #SuperSexyYou body in no time!
I’m Coach Cherie Ó and I work with women just like you, using quick and simple eating, movement and lifestyle changes to lose weight and bring out that super-woman inside. You may not be able to leap tall buildings, but you will feel body confident in your super, sexy bad-ass self to take on whatever comes your way, even if its just enjoying life to the fullest in your Second Half. 🧡