It’s nearly impossible to lose weight without focusing on your nutrition.
If you think you can lose weight by joining a gym—but not changing what you eat—trust us, it won’t work. Not even with workouts here at CrossFit Helix, which are the best in Greeley.
The simple truth is that diets just don’t work. And they usually backfire, causing you to gain all the weight, if not more, back. So what CAN you do to lose weight?
- Start with tracking what you eat. Simply writing it down makes a huge difference. You can record it in a blank notebook or use an app on your phone like MyFitnessPal. MyFitnessPal is easy to use and allows us to see how your nutrition is lining up with your goals.
- Level out your blood sugar. Get off the carbohydrate ‘coaster by getting some protein EVERY single time you eat.
- Drink half your bodyweight in ounces of water EVERY day. One great way to get enough water is start your day with a full glass of water when you wake up, and drink a full glass of water with each meal.
- Don’t jump on the “diet” all your friends or everyone at work is doing. Cleanses, fasting, low-calorie meals and even most ketogenic diets are garbage. They’re not sustainable, and they’ll bite you in the long run.
Whenever you see a new diet on social media or in the news, ask yourself: “Can I eat this way forever?” If not, it’s not worth your time. Save yourself a lot of pain today and regret in the future.
We follow this prescription from CrossFit’s founder, Greg Glassman:
“EAT MEAT AND VEGETABLES, NUTS AND SEEDS, SOME FRUIT, LITTLE STARCH AND NO SUGAR. KEEP INTAKE TO LEVELS THAT WILL SUPPORT EXERCISE BUT NOT BODY FAT.”
Keep it simple. Then go work out!
And we’d like to leave you with this, the #1 predictor in long-term weight loss is EXERCISE.
We can help with your nutrition, and exercise! Book a Free Intro with us to kickstart your health and fitness goals today!
Inspiration provided by Chris Cooper at Catalystgym.com.