I thought I'd talk more about my "weight loss" journey so far a little more so everyone can get an understanding of what I'm doing right now.
Firstly, yes I'm on a "weight loss" journey myself, but please don't feel like for a second is about the "weight" on the scales, in fact it's not really about weight at all, that's honestly, just a number on the scales and to be honest, it's just the easiest way I know how to communicate the journey I'm on to YOU. For me, this journey is about how I FEEL more than anything.. Which is why every fortnight I have been checking in on my "non-scale goals".
So you're probably wondering what I've actually been DOING so far on my weight loss journey, which I've broken down below along with my "non-scale goals" as a tracking measure overtime.
It's no secret I have been eating from my very own BARE Guide. The BARE Guide is an online healthy eating guide, that is designed to allow women enjoy all of their favourite foods and get the results they want. I've always believed that healthy eating doesn’t need to be complicated or boring. BARE teaches you how to enjoy a balanced and healthy relationship with food without restriction.
With over 120 recipes, flexible weekly planners and an abundance of educational resources, BARE focuses on taste and ease just as much as nutrition.
From burgers and curries to pancakes and banana bread, each recipe is quick, easy and, most importantly, super delicious! I've worked with an in-house dietician to ensure BARE gives your body all the daily macronutrients your body needs to thrive.
Again, It's no surprise that I can't really do a lot in terms of exercise right now as I'm still recovering from my back injury. However, I've been trying to walk for 30 minutes a day, at least 5-6 times a week in conjunction with my rehab exercises.
It's super important to be active throughout the day so you can increase your overall activity levels, which helps you burn more energy. This in conjunction with eating from BARE, has really helped me progress so far.
I recommend being active or working out for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
MY NON-SCALE GOALS
- To fit into a smaller size of clothing (my old clothes!!)
- To FEEL stronger in the gym (progression in my exercises)
- To FEEL good in a bikini (just to comfortably lounge around in)
- To FEEL lighter on my feet / leaner
- To FEEL more confident in my own skin & clothes
- To FEEL like I have more energy each day
I can't stress enough, it's not about WEIGHT or the number on the scales.. That's just another unit of measure. Whatever your goals are.. Add them to your "non-scale goals" so you can track them and measure your progress over your own journey.
CAN I USE THE BARE GUIDE FOR WEIGHT LOSS?
The short answer is YES, absolutely!
Whether your goal is weight loss or weight gain, my BARE Guide is suitable for you. BARE is tailored to the Australian Dietary Guidelines and the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating, and this ensures you are getting the correct balance of the core food groups to achieve good health. For the average person, the key to weight loss or gain is not in the types of foods consumed, but the amounts. For example, if you are an athlete who does heavy weight training, your protein needs will be higher compared to the general population.
If you are trying to lose weight and feel the BARE meals are too big for you, you may need to tweak the portion sizes to be a little smaller and to better suit your requirements.
If you are trying to gain weight (or you’re an athlete who does heavy weight training), you may need to adjust the portion sizes to be bigger and to better suit your nutritional needs.
Ultimately, only YOU know if you’re eating too much or too little at each meal. The best way to eat the correct amount for you is by paying attention to your body’s natural cues and listening to your hunger needs. This doesn’t mean you should go wild and scoff your face with food after a big workout – it just means eating intuitively and in moderation. And, of course, exercise is another key ingredient to achieving your health and fitness goals.
I hope this helps answer your questions! If you do have any other questions please send them through to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I hope the BARE Guide can help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be too!