Posted on 12 Feb 2016

What is My Best Resource for Weight Loss

I get asked this a lot. Many people feel that their ability to lose weight or get healthier is affected by their resources, e.g. time, facilities, access to class, money, ability to cook, support around them etc. And yes these all will have an impact on your ability to get the best results possible but are they really that important.

Personally, I feel your best resource is the ability to be resourceful. If you can look at everything around you and find ways to make those circumstances work for you then you can be unstoppable.

George Bernard Shaw said, "The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them" And I feel this is so true for diet, exercise and lifestyle to help you become healthier.

One thing I always say to clients is that you don't need a gym to work out. We all own a pair of shoes and a coat so if you don't have access to a gym or studio why not go out for a walk, jog or run. We live on an island with some beautiful scenery so why not use.

Sometimes when I get in from a day of clients I don't realistically have the time to make a meal from scratch or yes I am physically drained and just want to sit down watch some tv and chill. In most super markets now you can buy pre prepped veg which saves a lot of times and hassle. Now are they as good as fresh veg? Not exactly but if its a choice between veg that's is going to give me vitamins and minerals and a low glycaemic load or an oven pizza which is just as quick, Id rather chose the veg with some good meat.

With the dawn of the APP there are 1000s of exercise apps now that you can do without any equipment and that you can do at home before or after work in just a few minutes. It doesn't have to consume your life or take hours out of your day.

These are just a few examples that I use to make my programs easier and more sustainable. Have a look at your resources that limit you and see if they can be changed to benefit you.

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