Calories are not the most important factor to weight loss.
I repeat… calories are NOT the most important factor to your weight loss.
And that whole old-school concept of 1200 calories a day? AWE HELL-TO-THE-NO... they don't work.
So why do we keep thinking eating less and exercising more will keep working? Some will say, “But Kenna, it’s “evidence-based”… and to that, I call total BS.
Most don’t know this, but most studies done in favor of calories in vs calories out are primarily done on male participants.
That’s right, your 1200 calorie diet is sexist AF.
It should go without saying, but male weight loss is a LOT different than female weight loss. Our bodies are different, our minds are different, our metabolisms are different.
But because we keep trying to force ourselves to eat less and exercise more, most women drive themselves miserable eating nothing but plain baked chicken, egg whites, cottage cheese, broccoli, and spending all of their free time weighing, measuring, and tracking. Sound familiar?
You lose a little weight doing this, but at what cost?
You’re hungry AF all the time, battle cravings and your sweet tooth.
You're tired all the time, lethargic, and in a total brain fog. Your motivation slips, then you give in >> binge eat >> feel guilty >> and cut calories again.
That, sister, is a toxic dieting cycle setting you up for failure.
That’s because other diets set you up to fall into that cycle. It’s not that you’re stuck... it’s traditional low calorie diets keeping you stuck. That changes today.
It is possible to lose weight without counting calories.
In fact, I would say that that 1200 calorie meal plan is what’s keeping you from reaching your weight loss goals.
Today, I want to challenge you to stop dieting. And you’ll still lose weight. Here’s why…
Being in a caloric deficit is important, but not as important as eating enough of the right foods for your body. Because cutting calories to lose weight isn’t going to help you if you keep having intense cravings and hunger that you give into all the time.
Your body always wins.
Your metabolism is always in charge. No matter how much willpower you try to muster up, how many vegetables you try to eat, and how much gum you chew to avoid giving in… your body and its cravings and hunger will win.
So how can you lose weight without counting calories?
First, start by finding the right foods for your body.
This will help by balacing your metabolism so you won’t have any intense hunger, cravings, or energy crashes. Hell yes, you should feel good on your diet!
No more energy crashes.
No more late night sweet-tooth cravings.
No more counting down the hours until your next meal.
Finding the right balance of foods for your body is key. It's exactly how you can eat the foods you love to lose weight, it’s how you can lose fat without counting calories, and it’s how you can stop dieting and still lose weight.
Sounds too good to be true, right? But it isn’t. Take my client Jen for example…
Jen had done ALL the diets before and was burnt out. The last time she had lost weight, she was macro and calorie tracking at 1200 calories a day. She was weighing, measuring, planning, prepping, and putting everything into myfitnesspal.
She was TIRED of eating the same foods and hated how much time it took, but she was losing weight so just kept doing it. Until one day, she gave into her cravings. And the next day, and the next day, and the next before she fell completely off track.
She had tried getting back on her strict plan before, but just couldn’t make herself do it. And can you blame her? So slowly, the pounds came back on.
When we first started working together, she had ZERO interest in dieting again and can you blame her? But once she learned the importance of nutrition and how friggen easy it can be to find the right foods for her metabolism… she tried one more time.
Jen didn’t weigh, measure, or use myfitnesspal at all during the process… and she lost 40 pounds! The weight she had struggled with for years was gone EASILY and she’s kept it off for nearly 2 years!
How will you find the right balance of foods for your body?
By paying attention to how your body is responding to food.
After meals, ask yourself…
- Do I have more energy or less?
- Are my cravings strong or under control?
- Am I hungry all day, or fine between meals?
- And after two to four weeks following this, ask yourself... am I seeing the weight loss results I want?
Those will be key indicators to determine if what you’re eating is working WITH your body.
It’s exactly how you can lose weight without counting calories.
But this is just a small part of the puzzle.
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