Get Leaner Start Simple.
Get Leaner Start Simple is a nutritional strategy I am hugely passionate about. It’s simple, it’s effective and a great place to start from!
No doubt you will see many ways that promise a rapid loss pounds; in many cases the loss of pounds hits the wallet greater than how our body looks!
Detoxes, juice diets, paleo, low carbing and everything in between – it can be very confusing!
Personally speaking I think that from the outset it’s important to understand a fundamental concept around dropping a few inches.
There are no quick fixes or magic pills and certainly nothing that promises a quick fix will likely be sustainable.
Small, sustainable long term changes are the kind of changes that can be truly transformational and help people to move forwards with their lives in a more relaxed, balanced, healthier and happier way.
A Common Mistake
People can get so uptight about nutrition. It really need not be like that!
The more relaxed we can be surrounding the issue of food, the more our body can reflect our state of wellbeing and relaxation.
One of the biggest mistakes that I see made is in trying to change too many things at once in a desperate attempt to drop pounds rapidly.
The problem with this strategy is that:-
- You don’t find out which part is working for you
- The number of simultaneous changes leads to overwhelm and over deprivation
- Another “diet industry casualty” falls by the wayside due to an unsustainable strategy.
One of the BEST courses of action that is effective and sustainable is to identify the biggest limiting factor and work on that FIRST – test and see.
Get Leaner Start Simple in Action
My long term member Christina took it upon herself to get into better shape before Christmas.
She identified her biggest limiting factor and worked on that and that alone. By making 1 habitual change she dropped 2 dress sizes in the space of 5 weeks – now that’s incredible progress and shows how effective this strategy can be.
The best bit is, the changes she has made are sustainable which means she is less likely to slip back as so many do in the long term.
Get Leaner Start Simple – Effective Habits to Go
Drink more water.
Sure it’s not sexy but it IS simple and highly important!
After the excesses of Christmas our bodies may be found crying out for proper hydration and helping our liver and kidneys to start to flush out toxins.
A dehydrated, toxic body is a body that does not function optimally and does not look good. Aim to drink 2-3 litres of water per day. A body that is dehydrated will potentially hold on to more water leaving you feeling of bloated. Increase water consumption to optimal levels and see the bloat reduce.
I have seen clients lose inches from their body by owning this habit alone!
When was the last time you sat down and ate a meal without any distractions such as TV, Smart Phones, Working, Conversation, Reading, Eating on the fly and so forth?
If we connect fully with our food and eat more slowly it provides a better food experience in so much as – we become much more aware of how much we are eating and the eating experience in general.
This is a neat trick as for many of us, eating food quickly means the stomach and our brain don’t have enough time to recognise that we have actually been fed. Thus we are likely to over eat or eat more than we actually need.
Stop eating when 80% full
This one works well combined with habit number 2.
Many associate the idea of dropping inches by eating like a saint and over restricting food choices. The result is often cravings and binging due to deprivation! One of the fundamental laws of creating a leaner body is generating a calorie deficit. By stopping eating when 80% full you can continue to eat the foods you enjoy but reduce the quantity of food consumed.
80% full can also be associated with the feeling of being satisfied, but not full.
It’s a subtle habit but one that is very simple and very effective!
Become more aware of our triggers and emotions.
This one in my experince, is one of the most important and is why many diets fail. They fail to address the root issue.
For many people eating for distraction is a common occurrence. Eating for distraction is the use of food or drink as a way to distract ourselves from how we feel – whether it be stress, sadness, pain, lack of confidence and the host of other emotions. It’s searching for a source of happiness outside of our being.
Becoming more aware of our emotions, employing techniques to release emotional stress and pain rather than reaching for food can lead to long term change. By changing how we feel about ourselves, how we react to situations and how we perceive our lives we then may find ourselves making better choices automatically – which is of and itself incredibly powerful.
Give your Goals Greater Purpose
Improving the health of our body is obviously a very important goal in its own right. But for some, losing inches isn’t that motivating and so having a greater purpose behind your efforts can be the way forward.
Performance based goals can provide the extra oomph required.
For some it means running a 5k, 10k or similar. For others it means becoming stronger at certain lifts or increasing work capacity. Pick a goal that you feel drawn to do then work towards it.
In doing so it becomes easier then to behave in a way that supports your performance goal.
From this powerful place a more complete picture of progression, motivation, health and fitness can emerge!
So there you go, a number of habits for you to implement gradually as you master each one.
Get leaner Start Simple!
Train Strong Start Strong 2017 – 2 Hour Workshop – Kick off 2017 in the Best way possible for only £25!
Make 2017 your healthiest, fittest and strongest year EVER!
I am running a 2 hour Start Strong 2017 Workshop on January 14th 2017.
Kettlebell training forms a cornerstone of the training I provide and results my members enjoy.
Within this workshop you will learn how to perform movements that will:-
- Increase energy, confidence and help you to feel AMAZING!
- Increase endurance, stamina and strength while building lean tissue and dropping inches.
- Improve posture, hip function and back/core strength.
- Develop all round fitness for a life with fewer limitations.
You will learn:-
- The Kettlebell Deadlift
- The Kettlebell Swing and variations of
- The Kettlebell Goblet Squat and Variations of
- The Kettlebell Clean and Press
- Loaded Carries and more.
The Start Strong 2017 workshop is limited to 10 people.
On completion of the workshop you will gain access to an incredible offer 4 weeks of unlimited classes. If you are ready to make 2017 your best year yet this offer is TOO GOOD to MISS!
My Strong Start 2017 Program is progressive in nature. You SEE your progression over time. Witnessing regular progression within a group of like-minded people can be incredibly motivating and powerful.
What are you waiting for?
Date:- Saturday 14th January 10:30am – 12:30
Location:- Gildredge Park
Price:- £25 per person payable in advance
All kettlebells are provided.
To get involved drop us a message HERE.