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Two Problems With Weight Loss

How to lose weight. That’s the question, isn’t it? On the surface it’s actually pretty simple. Eat few calories than you burn and you’ll lose weight. Well, simple doesn’t mean easy and when you hear advice like “Eat less, move more”, as technically accurate as it may be, that doesn’t really help.

Now, you don’t need me to tell you that you should eat your fruits and vegetables and drink lots of water. You don’t need me to tell you that grilled chicken is healthy. One thing I’ve realized after talking with hundreds of people over the years is that people really know just about all they need to know about nutrition. They might not realize it but they do.

What I want to do today is go over two very common problems that I see when people are trying to lose weight.

  1. Making things too complicated. Good nutritional practices need to be sustainable and the simpler things are the more sustainable they are. There may be a lot of complicated nutritonal concepts out there but all most people really need are the basics. If you aren’t eating quality nutritious foods and following your body’s hunger signals you need to start there.

  2. Waiting for the “perfect plan”. Let’s get this straight, there’s no such thing as perfect. There is no perfect diet, workout program or anything else. The key is just to get started and think of the phrase “Progress Not Perfection”. For example, if you usually eat a big bowl of ice cream after dinner every night, why not cut that down to 3 nights a week? You might think that that won’t help much, but it’r better than what you’re doing now, right? Over time these things add up! Especially if you’re not making any progress now!

Really if I had to break it down, nutritional knowledge probably only accounts for maybe 5-10% of most peoples issues with their diet. Usually it has much more to do stress, schedule and problems with just getting started! Keep these things in mind and you might find yourself in a better spot.

If you need some help getting going we have only 7 spots left in our latest nutrition group. This is the third group we’ve run and people have gotten some huge realizations and results from it! The is also the first time that we’re opening it up to people other than our members. You can get all the information right here:

Please let me know if you have any questions about it.

Mitch Rothbardt, CPT, PN Lean Eating Coach 510-754-7113

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