How I lost weight. (It's easier than you might think).

I don’t count calories.

I don’t weigh myself.

I don’t measure out my food.

I don’t track what I eat.

I don’t take any diet pills, or even drink protein shakes.

I don’t do Keto, or LCHF, or any other diet methodology for eating.

I eat pizza with my kids.

I drink wine with my friends.

I am losing weight because people are telling me my body looks different and my clothes are getting to the slightly too big stage. Not enough to need to buy new ones just yet, but enough to have to readjust my jeans and pull my Clique tights up.

How? It’s easier than you think.

I eat whole, unprocessed foods for as many meals as I can.

I drink 2-3L of water a day. Sometimes more. Sometimes less.

I exercise 3-5 times a week at F45 and occasionally at City Fitness. And sometimes my friend Nikki makes me walk for long periods of time but not often because I whine at her when she does.

That’s it.

I’d probably lose weight quicker if I slept better, and had my stress under control. But I have young children who are up half the night, a cat that consistently pees outside my bedroom door for me to stand in each morning, and a reasonable amount of stress in my main job.

It has taken me a whole year to work this out. And I’ve had a health coach guiding me the whole time. Out of 12 months of working with Rebekah, I fought her for 9 of them. And then I let go of my preconceived ideas on diets and calories and everything else. I started and finished my nutrition study, and something clicked. In order to eat better, you need to teach yourself some new habits. My new habits (whole foods, water, and exercise) took me twelve months to become my new normal.

Whole foods + water + a bit of movement = happy Lou, losing weight without really trying.

It is my normal to want to put a veggie slaw on everything I eat. It is my normal to fill up my 800ml drink bottle four times in a day. It is my normal to get out of bed at 5am so I can go to the gym a few times a week and be home before any of my young children have woken up.

Honestly, I can’t believe it either. If I met me, I wouldn’t even know me. And as the saying goes, if I can do this, so can you. When you have the right support around you, anything is possible.

I’m a newly certified food coach. This means I can help you lose weight, or even just figure out how to get some new habits so you feel as bloody wonderful as I do. Let’s chat.

My programme opens 1 December. You can start anytime after that.

You can add yourself to my email list here, you can have a look at my Facebook page here, or you can cruise around my website here. You can also email me directly lou@loudinpublic.co.nz if you’ve any questions about food, how to lose weight, or even gain weight if that’s your buzz. It’s all easier than you might think.

Lou D xx

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