3 Weight Loss Tips for Success

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My weight loss clients come to me with many misconceptions about weight loss.  They heard many of these through friends and of course, the media.  I wanted to touch on three of these misconceptions today so that you can successfully lose the excess body fat.

"We cannot teach people anything. We can only help them discover it within themselves." - Galileo Galilei

#1 Take some days off

If you think working out every single day will get you closer to your goal...think again. Many people over-train and end up getting hurt! Don't want to take a day off? Insert active recovery days into your week instead.

You can still stay active without overtraining.  Some things you can do on your days off are activities like walking, swimming, dancing, or even just stretching and foam rolling.

I tell my weight loss clients to do core work on their days off.  This is usually not too intense. Doing this helps them become stronger, helps them burn fat, and helps them stay on the course of their program.

You can read more about active recovery days in one of my previous blog posts here. 

#2 Stop dieting

The word 'diet' should be beaten by a bat. How about we just eat and make the right choices? Easier said than done, believe me, I know. Here is how you can adopt a sustainable 'diet' where there is even room for donuts and pizza.

The truth is, even when you are trying to lose fat, you still have to eat carbs, protein, and fats.  The trick is finding the right balance for you as well as staying within a calorie deficit. 

Remember that when you workout, your body will need more nutrients to repair itself.  Too many people decide they will only eat 1200 calories a day, eat no carbs, eat no fat, and rely on protein bars to lose weight.  This is not the way to lose fat and keep it off for good.  Check out this blog post on sustainable eating and it will make more sense.

#3 A balanced breakfast goes a long way!

Here are some tips to get some food in your belly in the AM that will help you feel full longer and lose weight.  A lot of us don't have time in the morning to eat breakfast so we skip it or grab the first thing we see. Some people can eat one time a day to see weight loss results, but most of us need 4 to 6 meals a day to see long-term weight loss results.  Make sure to read this blog post!


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Online personal trainer and personal trainer for Austin TX - Rafael Ortiz

Rafael Ortiz

Corrective Exercise Specialist

Rafael has been in the health and fitness industry since 2006.  He is certified by the NASM & insured.

Areas of Expertise

Joint Pain Relief, Post-Rehab Personal Training, Posture Correction, Weight Loss, Nutrition, Strength Training, Core and Balance, Flexibility and Mobility, Muscle Gain, Posture, TRX, Functional Training, Myofascial Release, Cardiovascular Conditioning, Injury Prevention, Stress Reduction, Corrective Exercise, Golf

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