What is the best way to lose weight?
> What is the best ‘diet’ for me?
> How can I lose this (whilst pointing to their stomach area)?
> What is the best supplement to take?
These are all very common questions I get asked regularly….
I get why people may ask these questions and it makes perfect sense, however are these actually the right questions they should be asking?
Theoretically, losing weight is easy… a calorie deficit must be created and you need to train with intensity and consistency whilst getting enough quality sleep.
Unfortunately, all too often individuals attempt extreme measures to get results
However, if the plan isn’t sustainable long-term (key words) and the weight loss cannot be regulated or maintained, the individual often finds themselves right back where they started.
Why is this?
By only focusing on the simple questions such as ‘how do I lose weight?’ you are not addressing the real underlying issues.
You should be asking yourself the following:
‘How have I got to the point where I feel I need to lose weight’?
‘What has led me down this path’?
‘What has changed in my life that has contributed to me being in my current situation regarding my health & fitness’?
‘What lifestyle choices can I make to stop this happening again’?
‘How can I reduce stress in my life’?
‘What can I delegate to others to help me’?
By doing this you can start to analyse yourself and start to create small realistic changes that you CAN stick to.
I have some questions for you that will help:
> Are you boozing too much?
> Are you getting enough sleep?
> Are you eating too much?
> Are you not eating enough?
> Do you have ANY idea how many calories you are eating on daily basis?
> Are you surrounded by negative or positive influences?
> Are you consistent in your actions?
> Are you training with the correct intensity?
> When did you last change your program/routine?
By asking yourself the right questions you can start to resolve the areas that are specific to you as an individual.
You need to create change that is sustainable and realistic on a long term basis and you can only doing this by creating new habits.
That’s all for today, until the next time,
Tristan ‘questions are the answers you might need’ Buttle.
P.S – one last piece of advice – the best program for YOU is the one that YOU will stick to……I’ve never known ANYONE get results in or out of the gym without consistency.