This is what I tell clients. Some argue with me over the diet soda….. They don’t have biochemistry degrees so I don’t see how they even have an argument. I’m sorry if this sounds harsh but I do have a biochem degree so let’s have some respect (& a little fear when warranted) for chemicals. Let’s consider what they are, routes they’ll take in your body and their effects.
This isn’t a detailed blog. Any questions about anything, I will try my best to explain, just comment below or email 🙂
#1—>Don’t drink soda at all. Diet soda is WORSE.
I don’t know what to tell you…. I effortlessly stay thin. I mean, I work out, don’t get me wrong but to maintain weight I need MAJOR calories (this says something). I don’t drink any soda whatsoever.
DIET soda makes you FAT.
#2—-> Limit your sugar.
Carb sources such as veggies & fruit are fine. Some honey.
#3—> No preservatives, no HFCS. EAT CLEAN—>Your body doesn’t know what to do with this shit. HFCS is addictive & stores as fat.
#4—->Don’t eat out. COOK at home.
#5—–>Drink loads of water.
“I hate water.” Put REAL lemon in it then. Geez, everything doesn’t have to be flavored or carbonated. If you can’t develop the discipline to drink water…. then…. 😦
Try taking them.
You might need these too.
#9 Don’t lie to yourself. Or to your trainer.
You didn’t get up to 300+ pounds living on salads. Yet, people tell me this. If you truly want to lose weight and get healthy, you need to BE honest. Not TRY to be honest. DO it.
Why? You need to change the patterns that got you where you are. I had to do the same thing. Even if most thought I had a very good reason (c-spine fracture) for being overweight (what was overweight for me). You figure it out. You become conscious in it. You forgive yourself…. But you learn.
Your trainer is on your side. If you truly want to lose weight, you need to speak honestly about your habits. Your trainer should be trim and fit. If they are, they might just know something.