Food is either celebrated or it's feared (or both - as we are nearing the holidays).
Think of what it was like a kid. Some of my favorite memories as a kid involved food. We had birthday parties full of pizza and cake with friends. Every holiday spent with family was surrounded by yummy food like turkey, mac and cheese, stuffing and other goodies. Movie theater trips always meant a giant buttery popcorn on my lap to accompany a soda & a big bar Kit-Kat. cookies, icecream, & candy were always a treat for finishing homework....
If weight loss is the goal, read on. If it’s not, amazing, just keep doing what you’re doing!
How do you create a calorie deficit? To create a deficit, you have to consume less than what your body is actually burning. If you burn more than you consume, your body is forced to use the stored up energy immediately - this is how weight and fat loss happens.
Think about every single diet out there - Keto, Atkin, South Beach… they have this ONE thing in common - caloric deficit.
Diets for weight loss suck. They suck a lot.. But we do them anyway, right?
We eat “bad”, we gain a little, we feel guilty, we diet, we fall off track, we eat again, we gain more, we get upset, we diet harder this time, we cleanse, we binge more, we regret more, we eat more… It’s a tough cycle to end.
We just want that before & after right? And we want that “after” to finally stick!
So let’s chat about it. Here are the bad, the ugly, & the horrendous...