When I talk with people about reaching their goals, I find it is common for people to try to implement new habits overnight. At Wilcox Wellness & Fitness we help our clients implement healthy habits that they can sustain for a lifetime, and the key to sustainability is implementing new ways of approaching nutrition over a span of time. It’s not necessary to make big changes overnight, and frankly doing so will likely result in a short lived effort. Rather, working on making a 1% improvement each day will help you get to where you want to go in a more attainable way, and in a way that you can imagine sustaining for the rest of your life.
Protein also has the highest thermic effect which means you burn more calories digesting protein than any other food source.
4. Eat a high abundance foods that are low in calories.
This will mostly consist of your fruits and vegetables. Check out my blog:
Eating a variety of foods will help you feel satisfied and curb cravings. You can eat high volumes of low calorie foods that make you feel full. This way, you won't break your calorie bank and you'll be closer to achieving that calorie deficit.
Your body will eventually catch up and it will be much easier to stick to the diet, but until you get there hunger will be a part of your life. Again, this should not be a feeling of craving, extreme hunger or starving, or any physical symptoms of lightheadedness, dizziness, fatigue, or loss of motivation and/or energy. If you are experiencing any of those symptoms your deficit is too great and is more harmful than beneficial. This should be a slow process of decreasing those calories over time at a healthy sustainable pace.
I hope you find these tips useful! If you’re looking for even more support we are here to help!
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Hi! My name is Allison Hopkins and I am the owner of Wilcox Wellness & Fitness in Brunswick, ME. I am excited to bring WILCOX to Brunswick and share in my passion for living a great life through health and fitness.