With so many false claims by the media, half-truths, “miracle” pills and products, it’s nearly impossible to separate the hype and misinformation from the truth. No wonder many are confused about what is a bluff and what is real. Who should they listen to then?
Did you know that statistically as many over 90% of people who lose weight gain it back? This number may surprise you, but it does not surprise us. Why is this rate of repeated failure so high? We are taught to follow extremes. Most of us are either on diets, or we are eating whatever we want, when we want. We often see no middle ground and therefore a healthy eating lifestyle has been reduced to a diet program.
Here are some interesting statistics to prove this:
- America spent $60+ billion per year trying to diet!
- 50% of Americans are dieting at any one moment in time!
- 80% of dieters are trying to lose weight on their own
- Nearly ALL dieters (90-95%) regain their weight they lost within 1-5 years
- Adults make 4 weight loss attempts to lose weight each year
Many diet programs are effective, as long as you are on them consistently and religiously but what happens when you stop the “diet”?
They fail to work because they are neither realistic nor sustainable.
Our objective at LVK PT is to provide you with understanding of nutrition to a completely new level and empower you to make true changes to your lifestyle that last!
This is what we provide through our nutritional consultations:
1. Plan and prepare your own meals:
Whether you are busy working in an office or at home, learning to plan and prepare your meals keeps the odds of success in your favour and minimizes your jeopardizing your results. Fast foods, frozen TV dinners, unhealthy snacks and skipping meals only hamper your progress. Learn how to avoid these common traps and take back your power to make healthy eating choices. Impulsive decisions made while hungry, often end in regrettable outcomes. Consistency is the most important ingredient in any fitness program. Without proper planning and preparation all hopes of being consistent are gone.
2. Establish a proper eating schedule:
Understand the importance of nutrient timing and how to not only accelerate your metabolism, but also create higher levels of energy, strength and recovery. Avoid the energy crashes and slow metabolism you experience now by listening to your body and eating when you need it.
3. Learn which foods you should eat:
Learn how to identify and choose the right sources of protein, carbohydrates and fats for your meals and what foods include the essential dietary fibre also needed to function optimally.
4. Feed muscle and starve fat:
Maintaining muscle tissue is an important part of any fitness program. Muscle is metabolically active meaning it allows you to burn more bod. Most people find themselves following diets that result in a high loss of weight too soon resulting in a loss of both muscle and fat. This causes a loss in metabolic function, reducing the amount of calories your body is able to burn on a daily basis and stalling progress in the long run.
5. Make life long changes:
When we speak about lifestyle changes we are not expecting you to turn your world around at the crack of a whip!
Rather than attempting to change everything in an instant, we will show you how to make necessary adjustments on a gradual, but consistent basis. Smaller changes made over a longer period of time lead to greater consistency and long-term success. This is because consistency will lead to new habits being formed and so this approach is far more successful than they common approach used in changing too much all at once, leaving you feeling too restricted, deprived and overwhelmed. It’s a balance of what is possible VS what is manageable. Each person is different and because of this, our approach with each client is different as well.
6. Understand nutrition labels:
Reading your labels is just the beginning. You need to understand what you are truly getting from each food product that you purchase and consume. Learn the difference between Micronutrients and Macronutrients and how these are part of your requirements. Learn how food companies only tell you half-truth’s about their products and why they do this.