Updated: Oct 19, 2021
With the weight loss challenge coming up I thought this would be a good time to cover some strategies to help you be more successful in your weight loss journey.
The number one most important part of any weight loss program is how well you adhere to it. This will quite simply make or break any diet you set yourself on. You can have the most impressive plan laid out but if you don't stick to it, it isn't going to work. Find a method that fits your lifestyle, be it intermittent fasting, keto, IIFYM, whatever.
The next thing and the thing that makes you lose weight is a caloric deficit. You can get fat following any of the diet styles above if you aren't eating fewer calories. This is why you need to monitor your intake. If you are recording how much you eat you can make an informed choice about how much LESS you need to eat to be successful.
Now that those two things are covered here are a few tips to keep you on track with the real world acting against you.
Eat foods that are high in fiber and protein. These foods will keep you fuller for longer and help you stop snacking.
Avoid calorie-dense foods or "junk" foods - even though calories are what matters, these foods leave you wanting more sooner after eating them than other types of foods.
Use a weekly calorie average instead of stressing over each day. This will make the occasional slip-up or date night easier to manage and less stressful
Feel free to trade carbs for fats as long as you stay in your calories for the day (or week)
Resistance training, not cardio will have a more positive impact on your body composition than cardio.
Hope these tips help you out in the challenge and good luck! I can't wait to see everyone's results!