You have MANY options out there on how to lose weight. I wanted to clear out the clutter and give you the ultimate bottom line on how to lose weight. If you are ready to get started on losing your extra weight for good get your consult to get started today! Schedule your consult here!
With the Coronavirus classified as a pandemic, feeling helpless is an option but so is feeling powerful. Listen in on a personal story that I share in today’s podcast. Stay healthy!
What is the difference between losing weight vs. losing body fat?
I am also going to give you 3 tips to help you get started on feeling more comfortable in your own skin. Enjoy!
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What is cellulite?
Is it possible to get rid of cellulite especially when you are over 40?
And how CAN women over 40 get rid of cellulite?
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Just got home from work….don’t know what to feed the kids?? Laundry piling up?? Dirty dishes to be done?? But you need to fit in a workout and all’s you want to do is sit on the couch and watch tv…then this is the podcast for you! Listen in as special guest Christy Lingo gives 3 organizing tips for busy women over 40 to make your evenings run smoother AND still get that workout in!
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As a mom and business owner, I get it! Juggling all the tasks and jobs can be challenging. This is why these tips can be easily applied and help you get all those tasks done…including your workouts 😉
Click here to read more life organizing tips for busy women over 40!
Yes you need to incorporate resistance training into your weight loss plan. But you need to workout your mental muscle to seeing lasting weight loss results.
Eat Out On Valentine’s Day And Still Lose Weight a possibility? You bet! Listen in on how you can eat out on Valentine’s Day and still lose weight…listen in…
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February 14th will be here in a couple of days. This holiday is the tail end of the New Year’s resolutions that may have fallen by the way side and you may be concerned with the weight that is coming back from your ditching your resolution.
Valentine’s Day is typically filled with lots of chocolate and a huge celebratory meal…if you really want to lose the weight , you might be stressing about eating out on Valentine’s Day and staying on track.
Here Are 5 Steps To Eating Out On Valentine’s Day And Staying On Track
Step #1 Eating Out On Valentine’s Day And Staying On Track
Pre- Eating Out
Do not starve yourself!
Most women think that if they don’t eat anything all day that gives you a pass to eat everything at your Valentine’s Day dinner.
This is a bad idea
It is setting you up for failure.
If you are so ravenous when you walk into the restaurant you will eat everything in site.
I recommend that you eat smaller portions throughout the day and focus more on having proteins and low fats and vegetables. This way you are slightly hungry when you go into the restaurant.
Recon the situation
By law a restaurant that is part of chain restaurants must put their menu online with calorie amounts. This is definitely to your advantage. Scope out the menu before you go. Have an idea of what you would like to eat. This way you are prepared when you walk into the restaurant.
Step #2 Eating Out On Valentine’s Day And Staying On Track
Guidelines for what to pick
You do not need to eat rabbit food to lose weight. You do not need to get a salad. Most salads seem healthy but sadly they are not.
- No foods off limits…. I will get into this towards the ends…
- Healthier options include:
- Broiled or grilled fish, foul or beef
- Vegetables – side salad, steamed broccoli, grilled asparagus, etc.
- Complex Carbohydrates – yams, potatoes, rice, quinoa, etc. (* watch they may add sugar to yams)
Step #3 Eating Out On Valentine’s Day And Staying On Track
The Apps, Bread Basket and Drinks
I recommend that you either skip the appetizer OR you make it your main meal. Have you ever ordered an appetizer, ate it and then thought “how am I going to be able to eat the main meal when I am already full?”
Ahh the dreaded and adored bread basket….
Eating the bread will fill you up and very quickly! I recommend you skip the bread or have one roll and make it last the entire meal.
Go for water or unsweetened iced tea. Sound boring? Maybe but if you are looking for weight loss you can save a ton of calories in this category alone!
Alcohol and soda are a great way to pack on the pounds.
The body considers alcohol a poison. When you ingest it the body’s job is to get the alcohol out of your system as quickly as possible. That means any food you have eaten is just sitting around not being metabolized.
PLUS alcohol lowers you inhibitions which will make it more likely that you will say “screw my weight loss goals!”
Step #4 Eating Out On Valentine’s Day And Staying On Track
Unless you are eating fine dining (and even still there are usually tons of courses) the portion sizes are HUGE. I recommend either sharing with a friend or getting a to-go container as soon as the meal comes. I like to look at the to-go container as making the meal last longer. (See how many meals you can get out of those leftovers).
Step #5 Eating Out On Valentine’s Day And Staying On Track
Depending on where you are in your weight loss journey you may want to skip dessert. I’d like you to ask yourself why you feel you need to have dessert?
You can also split the desert with your Valentine or use the to-go box like in the former suggestion.
Some things to think about your Valentine Day dining experience:
What do you want out of your dining experience?
Are you there to enjoy each other’s company?
Is the food the main event or is it your conversation and experience with your Valentine?
How do you want to feel when you leave the restaurant? Stuffed and can barely walk or comfortably full and right on track?
#1 Eat only when you are hungry and stop when you are comfortably full.
#2 You always have a choice… you are either getting closer to your goals or you are getting further away.
Why women aren’t losing weight over 40 …
I was trying to come up with a great topic for the podcast today and I found myself researching on the internet for ideas on why women aren’t losing weight over 40. I keep seeing videos or posts on how women over 40 aren’t losing weight …because they’ve had kids…or things are just “different” now that they are older….basically all doom and gloom.
I am sure if I continued to watch or read they would have had this magical exercise or the perfect potion that you needed to lose the weight over 40 …but I just couldn’t continue listening or reading.
Because weight loss… actual scale weight loss.. is simply calories in vs calories out. No matter what age you are.
We know this.
It has been proven over and over. We know we need to move more and eat less than we are burning to make that scale number decrease.
This does NOT account for how you actually want to look.
What I mean by that is …you can lose scale weight but you will just look like a smaller version of yourself. If you have a small torso and wide hips…you will just have a smaller version of this.
If you want that lean, toned look you need to incorporate resistance training. This is typically the look that most woman over 40 are going for.
So if you say you want to lose weight… why are you not doing it.
Why are sooo many women aren’t losing weight over 40 still struggling with losing weight?
Yes exercise is important.
And yes nutrition is important.
But after working with over 100’s of women, I feel there is a third element missing…
I like to call these the Trifecta.
#3 is what fills in the gap between where you currently are and where you want to go…this is your mindset.
What do you think about when it comes to weight loss? Why you will or more importantly will NOT take action towards your goals. Or why you take some action and then stop and restart?
Clients come to me when they are frustrated that they are still spinning their wheels on diets or when they have worked with a trainer that thinks they need a beat down in every workout.
Your mindset is the secret sauce to getting you that physique you desire.
I offered a challenge to my clients this month. A challenge that made some clients really upset. This challenge was intentionally designed to evoke strong feelings because when these feelings come out that is when you really see where you a being held back and being resistant.
You can lose weight when you have the right mindset tools in place. The great thing is once you have these mindset tools for weight loss they also help out in other areas of your life.
If you would like to get a sneak peek into how you can learn and apply these weight loss tools, you can get an exploration week just by requesting a free consult with me by clicking here.
So, here’s a quick test to see if you need these mindset tools:
1. Do you want to feel more comfortable in your own skin?
2. Are you tired of dieting?
3. Do you constantly lose weight then gain it back then lose it …then gain it back?
4. Are you ready to REALLY change?
If you said yes to any of those questions…seriously go get your exploration week!
I am going to leave you with a tip…
If you have told yourself that you want to lose weight…I want you to write down the reason or reasons why you haven’t. Then bring it to your complimentary phone consult and we will talk about it 😉