No More BS: Eat food you like

It’s really hard to stick to a diet if you hate the food you are eating. We love to eat, and if eating became something we dreaded… life would be much, much harder.

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Losing Weight is Math

There’s a simple formula to weight loss: 

Calories In — Calories Burned = Weight Loss

Now let’s actually break this down. 

  1. Calories In — This is pretty simple. It’s just the calories you intake in a day from whatever you ate or drank. Calorie counters like MyFitnessPal can help you track this easily.
  2. Calories Burned — This is also pretty simple, although a bit harder to measure. If you exercised today, you burned some calories, which an app like Strava or Fitocracy can somewhat help you measure. 
  3. Weight Loss — This is the most complicated part of the equation, which is explained below. But if the left side of the equation is lower than your maintenance calorie count (i.e. the amount of calories you need to maintain your current weight), then you will lose weight. 
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Everyone Hates the Scale

There’s a lot of conflicting information pertaining to how often you should weigh yourself — daily, bi-weekly, weekly. But it all boils down to one simple piece of advice: losing weight is predicated on weighing yourself regularly. It doesn’t matter if you weigh yourself weekly or daily. The single easiest thing to do when losing weight is to measure your weight. Knowing how you are tracking to a weight loss goal is CRITICAL to weight loss, which is something that every expert and study agrees on.

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Afraid of the Gym?

Going to the gym can be intimidating. You might not be sure what to do or how to use machines. And seeing people sweating or grunting while using cardio machines or lifting weights can crush your motivation to be at the gym. But don’t despair!

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