Absolutely not! Whenever I eliminated certain foods that I loved in order to lose weight, I ended up giving in to the temptation and gained back whatever I had lost, plus more. Food is meant to be enjoyed and I will help you plan strategies that will help you eat more mindfully and not feel deprived.
Yes!! Together we’ll come up with easy strategies for you to use when trying to navigate through a menu. Losing weight and keeping it off, has to fit with your lifestyle in order to be sustainable. If going to restaurants is part of what you love to do, then I’ll help you make it work!
I will help you plan meals and give you tips that are easy to implement and creative without spending hours in the kitchen. There are plenty of options available and I’ll help you figure out where and what to look for when buying prepared, or semi prepared meals.
I believe that weight loss comes from 85% (or more) of what you eat. Exercise certainly helps and has many health benefits, but unfortunately it doesn’t ‘erase’ indulgences! Although you don’t have to spend hours at a gym or ‘workout’ everyday, it is important to be active. I’ll help you find activities that you like to do and that would fit with your lifestyle. And if you don’t want to be active right away, no worries.
We’ll chat during our pre-determined time, but I’m also available during the week if you have a question, want me to know what you’ve made, want an opinion on something or just need an ear to vent! If something comes up and you need to cancel or re-schedule our meeting, we’ll find another time slot that’s good for both of us. I do ask if you can let me know at least 3 days in advance, but I am understanding and know that sometimes things are just out of our control.
Eating healthier foods is definitely on the right track, but weight loss doesn’t only come from what you eat, it’s how much of it you’re actually eating and sometimes it’s what you’re not eating! I’ll help you plan meals and work on portion sizes that work for you. The goal is to be able to maintain it as part of your lifestyle.
There’s no easy answer to this and I know how frustrating it can be. We’re all built differently and that’s why I don’t believe in a ‘one plan fits all’ approach for losing weight. Together, we will make a plan suited for you and your needs. Everyone has different challenges and obstacles and together we will come up with strategies that work for your lifestyle.