By now you’ll know I do NOT get any of my clients to count calories, measure macros or weigh food. It’s a complete no-no with me.
Now admittedly to drop a few pounds some sort of calorie deficit is needed, and it is by far the most effective way to lose weight.
It sounds like I’m completely contradicting myself here i.e. how can you create a calorie deficit without counting calories? It doesn’t make logical sense. Stick with me on this one as I explain.
My belief and approach, which not only gets results but is also a lot more pleasant and closer to mother nature is this …
Your body is a state of the art self-regulator of consumption IF you feed it the right nutrients.
If you really tune in to your body you will get all the guidance you need and if you adhere to it you won’t go far wrong. This wonderful instrument we live in 24/7 tells us everything we need.
If you’ve ever been at the mercy of cravings you’ll understand how easy it is to over eat. I’m a firm believer that if you get your cravings under control that it’s then much easier to lose weight as a by-product without calorie counting.
One way to do this is by having a healthy breakfast. The cliche of ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, is so true. It sets you up for the day, keeps cravings at bay and so stops you over eating and making unhealthy choices.
What you eat at breakfast is key. My advice: ditch the sugary cereals, toast, and jam and instead make your breakfast healthy and balanced with complex carbs, protein, and healthy fats. That’s the breakfast of champions that will keep you satiated throughout the day.
Now, I’ll admit, asking someone to change their breakfast habits can be a tadge challenging. But I promise the end result is worth the pain of giving up your Frosties and Nutella.
For me, breakfast looks like scrambled eggs on rye with maybe some smoked salmon. I’ll usually drink a serving of LIQUID CHLOROPHYLL, that gives my body a flood of nutrients, keeping the hypothalamus (the cravings and hunger part of the brain) all quiet.
Having a good breakfast also means you’ll not feel desperate to reach for the mid-morning biscuit, and you’ll not feel the need for a massive lunch either so you’ll naturally by default keep your overall calorie intake in check without counting. A much more pleasant, natural and intuitive approach!
So, in a nutshell, flooding your body with quality nutrients will stop the cravings and so over eating, but it all kick starts with your morning routine.
Love Gaynor x