the holidays have arrived and with it unwanted weight. who doesn’t love Christmas cookies or an extra helping of mashed potatoes this time of year? okay, we may not be zipping off to as many parties this holiday season as in years gone by. but there are still lots of food temptations headed our way the next few weeks. let’s face it, many of us have put on unwanted pounds since we’ve been spending more time at home the past few months. it’s easy to schlep around the house in sweatpants and elastic waistbands. what’s the point in making an effort to look good these days? well, maintaining a healthy weight plays into our overall health, which is important. there is no way we can age with grace, strength, and beauty without paying attention to what we eat and adding a daily exercise routine. so how can we maintain our weight or keep it stable this holiday season? today, i’ll share a few weight loss diet tips.
healthy eating is important when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. since joining FASTer Way to Fast Loss, it’s no secret that i’m a big proponent for healthy eating. healthy body, healthy mind, right? a health and wellness check-in is of utmost importance. nothing makes me happier than sharing what i’ve learned since my fitness journey started in january 2018. what a journey i embarked upon! i was astonished to learn that much of the nutritional data we were raised on is now outdated. like snacking all day long and eating mini-meals. or exercising more, eating less. for years, i believed exercise was the key, and limiting calories was the answer. wrong! you can never out-exercise a poor diet. never. healthy eating is key.
there is no question that there are escalating rates of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. many of which are preventable with healthy eating. the choices we make with nutrition profoundly impact our health. calories in calories out are just not effective. it’s our lifestyle choices that impact healthy aging and weight gain. i do not support the limiting belief that we have to accept weight gain is a normal function of aging. yes, the statistics are startling. 2/3 of women 40 – 59 are overweight. and more than 1/2 are obese. while there is no quick fix when it comes to losing weight, we can adopt strategies. the inherent power of food and nutrition can be our greatest asset to our health and wellness journey. i’ve learned so much about nutrition (and continue to learn) with FASTer Way to Fat Loss which is why i’m committed to sharing this program with you. FASTer Way to Fat Loss teaches how to burn fat and shares weight loss diet tips to help you navigate the holidays.
if you are interested in signing up for Faster Way to Fat Loss, the next round starts November 30th. here are three reasons i love this program besides the fact i feel great and have more energy:
ONE – every detail is planned out for you. the online workouts are easy to follow. but if you love working out at The Barre, or have another workout routine, or you’re used to Spin Class, no problem. there are options, ladies, options. my workout routine consists of two sessions per week on my Peloton, two Pilates Reformer sessions, and one aerobic weight training class with Amanda (the mastermind behind FWTFL). the great thing about Faster Way to Fat Loss is you can make it work with your lifestyle!
TWO – this is a lifestyle, not a diet. to make life simple, the program includes meal guides to take out all of the guesswork. and we use the My Fitness Pal app to track calories and macros, but the mentality is progress, not perfection. the goal is to eat dairy-free, grain-free and gluten-free as much as possible, but again, there’s flexibility. do i have a cocktail or glass of wine on occasion? absolutely! are there sweets and treats on special occasions? yes. as i mentioned, Faster Way to Loss is a lifestyle change, not a diet. it gives me the tools and resources to stay or get back on track. this program teaches how to cut fat and gain lean muscle while living life to its fullest.
THREE – it is a proven system that helps women and men (yes, there is a program for men) lose fat. and there’s no age limit! actually, you’ve heard me talk about the importance of exercise as we age. my goal is to live the best life possible regardless of age. and exercise is key.