There isn’t a magic pill or program to help you reach your fitness and weight loss goals. It takes hard work, sweat, dedication, and more hard work to get where you want to be. Just like most fitness professionals, we really stress nutrition here at Biff’s. You could hire one of our personal trainers to help you, but if you are not changing your diet, than your success will be minimal. Nutrition is so key to losing weight and getting fitter. We can tell ourselves all day long that we are eating well, but it takes a very close examination of what exactly you are eating to see the real results you want to see. Everyday, we witness our members struggle with their weight and if we could stress one thing and one thing only, it would be to keep going. Your weight did not magically appear, so it will not magically go away. Some members will lose it faster than others, so, please do not stress when you have not seen the results you think you should.
Normally, if you’re working out and eating right, the weight WILL come off. A lot of people have a preconceived notion of healthy eating. We advise you to research and educate yourself and choose a diet that will work for you and your lifestyle.
Fast Food and eating out need to be at a minimum. We recommend cutting it out completely, but we also are realistic with this in that it is very hard to change a habit such as this. So, for example, if you eat out 4-5 times a week, cut it back to 2-3 times per week. After you have conquered this challenge, cut it again to 2-3 times per week and so forth. Will you see real results with this approach? Not quickly, but just like smoking, our bodies become accustomed to the way we eat and changing your diet abruptly, might get you faster results, but you will also increase your chances of falling back into your old routine. So, be realistic with yourself. If you have the discipline to completely cut out fast food, than by all means go for it. If not, start with small changes. In the long run, this will help you permanently change your fast food addiction.
Eat REAL food. Stay away from processed food. Now a simple tip to follow this rule is to shop on the outside edges of grocery stores. Fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy and non-dairy items are all on the outside edges of the store. Of course, there are still some things you might find in the isles such as oatmeal. So it doesn’t account for everything, but it is a start. Train yourself to simplify your taste buds. For example, when I was younger I loved my salads drenched with ranch, but once I desired to start losing weight once and for all, I quickly learned how bad for you ranch is. Of course, this was not an easy fix for me and I did not like it at first, but now, I can’t eat salads with a bunch of dressing because it seems gross to me. Again, these are small changes, but the results will be permanent.
Begin tracking your food intake with a journal. Most of the time, we are so busy, food is often the last thing we prioritize. The sad thing about this is that our bodies suffer the consequences. By tracking everything you eat, you are beginning to get real about your diet. Too many times, we tend to fool ourselves into thinking we eat less than we actually do. There are SO many tools to help track your food. Again, research these tools and pick some that will work for you.
Nutrition and exercise go hand in hand with another. You CANNOT out exercise your diet.
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Kim will make a specific diet plan based on your individual needs and body composition. Again, accountability is a MAJOR tool that can help you with your weight loss goals. Some may think they know what to eat and to do, but by meeting with Kim and discussing your diet in a detailed manner, you will take a much closer look at what you are putting into your mouth.
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