So our fitmixer® Boot Camp officially started last Monday and I could sense some tension among the participants. I overheard someone saying that Sunday night would be the last night to party??? What???…..This boot camp IS the party! Seriously, this is not your typical “go on a diet” boot camp. It’s a “get your butt in shape and love the process” party.
As most of you know, I am anti-dieting. To me, the word “diet” really means “eat the whole plate of cookies after it ends because I have been depriving myself.”
THIS process, never works. When we deprive ourselves of the foods we like, we are setting ourselves up for seeking out those foods with the force of a space shuttle.
Here is my approach: be aware of the calories your particular body requires to sustain itself. If your goal is weight loss, the only way you can achieve weight loss is through a calorie deficit – pretty much goes back to basic science.
If you require 1800 calories per day for maintenance,
Eating 2200 calories per day of spinach = weight gain
Eating 1200 calories per day of cookies = weight loss
I’m not promoting the “cookie diet,” I’m simply saying that deprivation for the sake of dieting, won’t work long term. Bottom line, if you are want to change your lifestyle, change your thought process. It’s OKAY to have a treat once in a while when it fits into your caloric range. It’s life – it’s to enjoy. Let’s party!!!