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  • Writer's pictureOllie King


Losing weight can be challenging, and many assume that tracking calories is the only way to achieve their weight loss goals. However, this isn't necessarily true. While tracking calories can be a highly disciplined way to lose weight, other strategies can be just as effective without being as strict.

One approach is to practice MINDFULNESS around your food. This means focusing on the quality of your food rather than just the quantity. Take the time to consider how a particular meal or snack will make you feel, both physically and emotionally. Is it serving your body's nutritional needs? Will it hinder your progress in any way? By being more mindful about your diet, you can make healthier choices supporting your weight loss goals.

Another strategy is to take PHOTOS of your meals. This can help keep you accountable to yourself and your coach, adding another layer of discipline to your weight loss journey. Seeing visual evidence of what you're eating can help you make more conscious choices about your food.

Increasing your physical ACTIVITY is another effective way to support weight loss. Regular exercise can help boost your mood, improve your strength and cardio fitness, and keep you motivated and energized throughout the day. Plus, it burns calories and supports overall health.

Getting enough SLEEP is also essential for weight loss. When you're tired, your body produces more of the hunger hormone ghrelin, which can lead to increased cravings and overeating. By prioritizing sleep and ensuring you get enough restful sleep each night, you can help keep these cravings at bay and support your weight loss goals.

Finally, INTERMITTENT FASTING can be a valuable tool for weight loss. This approach involves eating all your calories within a specific window each day, typically 8-10 hours. It can help provide structure and order to your day, making it easier to stay on track with your diet and lifestyle goals.

Ultimately, there's no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss. While tracking calories can be effective, it's not the only strategy, and I've noticed, whilst coaching, that rigorous methods can be too much for many of my clients.

By incorporating mindfulness, accountability, exercise, sleep, and intermittent fasting into your weight loss plan, you can find an approach that works for you and helps you achieve your goals.

My inbox is always open if you're struggling on your fitness journey. Reach out to me for support and book a DISCOVERY CALL and we can deep dive into your life, inside and out, and help you feel like YOU again.




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