Small commitments, big results

Have you ever thought about starting a ‘diet’ and contemplated counting your calories? You are wise to do so. Just make sure you do it right! * The amount of times I’ve heard people say to me ‘I’m not going to track my calories I’m just going to keep a log in my head’. *Continue reading “Small commitments, big results”

Missing the woods for the trees

We are going to talk about why exercise selection for fat loss is missing the woods for the trees. If you’re overweight and looking to lose body fat, exercise selection should be the last of your worries  Put it this way there’s a hole in your boat, water is coming in and you are deciding whichContinue reading “Missing the woods for the trees”

Calories don’t care

You have to know that calories are brutal, heartless, unforgiving, relentless. They don’t care if it’s the weekend. They do not give a shit that you’re on holiday. They laugh at the fact it’s your birthday. Everything with a calorie value, your body either uses (as part or your metabolism, building muscle, to fuel activity) orContinue reading “Calories don’t care”

It’s not the tracking it’s the self discipline

It’s not that you don’t like tracking your calories, it’s that you don’t like restriction. You use your phone all day, an extra few seconds of inputting food is not the issue. It’s the fact that you have to implement some self control. Telling yourself you haven’t got time is a justification to yourself notContinue reading “It’s not the tracking it’s the self discipline”

Measure and manage

When you approach weight loss from an exercise perspective you can expect to control 300-500 calories from your day. When you approach weight loss from a calorie intake perspective you can control them all! Doing a bit more exercise is great but hoping (and that’s what you are doing ‘hoping’) that it will lead toContinue reading “Measure and manage”

Poverty calories

Have you ever thought about arranging your calorie allowance in a way that is less conventional? If you are a weekender (go mental and consume a lot of calories at the weekend) this tip might just save your diet. Start your weekly calorie track on a Friday! So when you spend the weekend eating like a degenerate and goContinue reading “Poverty calories”

It’s a tracking issue

If you claim ‘you have tried tracking your calories before and it hasn’t worked’ have a look at the accuracy of your tracking! Check your tracking app by going back a few weeks, see if you are actually tracking consistently. Are there days missing?, meals missing etc? Have a look to see if you areContinue reading “It’s a tracking issue”

Dieting madness

You may have said it to yourself or you may have heard someone else say ‘I’m not tracking my calories this weekend because I know I’m going to go over my allowance’. It is a negative mindset. This is hiding your head in the sand or justifying it to yourself by calling it a cheatContinue reading “Dieting madness”