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Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Maricarmen offers a number of ways to help you lose weight including goal setting, whole foods, understanding muscle and macros versus body fat

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Sound Bites is hosted by Maricarmen Farias

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Maricarmen offers different ways to help you lose starting with goal setting, explaining that you have to have the willpower and commitment much as you do in life and especially as an athlete. Holistic nutrition is about much more than just food. Eating whole foods and avoiding processed food is key to success as is making the time to do grocery shopping and prepare food to avoid grazing and eating what’s in the fridge when you”re hungry and in a hurry. It’s also important to understand muscle and macros and how these individual factors play a role in your metabolism.

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NOTES:

Goal Setting

People take for granted is goal setting

One of the most important things that you can do generally

Not just in weight loss

Not enough willpower and committed enough is when you don’t meet goals

Episode 6 has questions that will help setting goals

Are you eating healthy?

Eating whole foods is going to be important

The body needs the right nutrients from the source to give you the energy.

You’re not what you eat but what you absorb.

The only way to know is by tracking what you eat, how you feel, and what works for you personally.

Some people have more muscle and therefore weigh more.

You can measure weight loss very easily by your clothes and how they fit.

Are you gaining muscle that’s giving you the weight you think you should be losing.

Seek expert help to measure your body fat.

Are you eating too much?

Many people underestimate their intake – maybe you’e drinking something that has too much sugar.

Food is energy.

If you eat and don’t stay active, the timing of food is going to be important.

You will need food and therefore energy before working out.

Understand your macros – counting carbs, fat and protein for your goals.

Ensure you are engaging in stress reducing activities.

Holistic nutrition encompasses more than food.

Be sure that you are practicing in routines that are critical to your whole health such as meditation and sufficient sleep.

If you can’t see it you more than likely won’t have it.

Keep kitchen clean and go grocery shopping regularly so you’re not tempted to eat just what you have at home. Make this a mindful lifestyle and make time for food preparation.

 

 

 

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