As a fitness nutrition specialist, I help women understand what they need in order to lose weight. We get rid of any dieting “myths” and get back to the BASICS! •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In order to lose weight, we have to be in a calorie deficit. This means that we are burning more than we are taking in. (I have posted many times how to find your deficit calories so take a scroll through my posts 🤗)
I wanted to dispel some diet myths that have been buzzing around for way too long: •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#1: You need to eat breakfast: NOPE, good news is that if you don’t like to eat for a while, you don’t have to! As long as you stay within your calorie deficit for the day then you can eat at ANY TIME throughout the day. If you want to only eat during certain hours of the day you can do that but just know that the TIME that you eat your food has absolutely no significance on your weight loss; your total calories do.
•⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. You have to eat every 3 hours/6 small meals per day: NOPE- eat however many you want! As long as you get your calories in throughout the day tailored to YOUR weight loss, then you can eat however many meals your heart desires and still lose weight. I recommend eating higher protein (one of the 3 macronutrients that make up calories: fats/carbohydrates/proteins) as most women tend to way under-eat protein and as we age past 30 years old our muscle mass starts to decrease.
•⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3️.You need to workout every day to see results: NOPE again! This can actually deter your results because your muscles and strengthen do not have time to recover. Your body needs rest to recover which will help you lose weight. I do highly recommend some sort of resistance/strength training as this will completely change the shape of your body (compared to cardio).
Confused about diet myths? This is what I work on with my 1:1 coaching clients so click here to work together:
What other myths have you heard that are confusing??
I’ll make another post this week on your questions so post them below and tag a friend who needs to read this!