When somoeone asks me why they are not losing weight, the first thing I ask is, “Are you eating enough?” Because if you are not eating enough calories, you won’t lose weight; rather, your body will go into “starvation mode” and store every calorie you eat.
Then I ask, “Are you writing down what you are eating?” Keeping track of calories is half the battle with working out! They work hand in hand together. I always tell all my clients to write down all of their calories and measure everything out. One of my clients who just started this texted me this morning to tell me she just lost 3 lb. this week after logging her calories and working out hard!
If you don’t like writing things down, you can use a phone app to track your calories. One of my favorite apps is the “Lose It!” app. This app is FREE! How great is that?!? The app has almost every food in its database, and you can search for the food and add it to your daily record of what you eat. It will keep track of all your calories for you. It also lets you factor in the calories you burn during your workout. Program your weight and goal weight, and the app will tell you what your healthy calorie range is. It’s super easy to use!
Try it out for a few weeks, work out hard, and see your body make a drastic change for the better! I recommend this to all of you looking to stay on track with your weight loss.
Recipe by Midge Pileggi, class instructor and personal trainer at Lucille Roberts Roosevelt Blvd. in Philadelphia, PA.