One way of looking at weight loss is calorie expenditure in comparison to calorie intake. Making sure that you are burning more calories than consuming, and ensuring the calories you do put in your body are good calories, is a sure way to lose weight.
But it's not that easy for everyone.
Having a holistic approach to health is more effective than counting calories. Practicing multiple disciplines of healthy living will allow you to create a lifestyle that will be all-encompassing in reference to your health:
- Personal Training
- Flexibility & Range of Motion
- Mental Support and Commitment
- Physical Therapy & Muscle Activation Therapy
Now, it becomes a lifestyle. And instead of focusing on counting calories, you fall in love with the process. Making sure you are making the right choices to get results requires mental focus, commitment, and patience. Having tunnel vision on just weight loss can amount to added pressure and actually work in the reverse way; making you gain weight.
Here is an exercise for you:
Make a list of five things you want to improve about your lifestyle. Amongst these can absolutely be exercise, but make it a point to set some other goals that produce other results too, like changing your mentality by confiding and setting a plan of action with an exercise mentor (your trainer!), or working on getting all those quirks out of your body through increasing range of motion and flexibility. Once you start seeing tangible results and achieving small goals, your mentality and will to lose weight will improve.