I have been getting so many great questions from our clients that I’m doing this week’s post as an FAQ section. I hope that no matter what concerns you may have regarding your weight, or healthy eating habits, I can help you find a solution.
Know how to Lose Weight with our Fresh Diet Nutritionist
“I haven’t lost any weight this week! What can be happening?”
Many clients start The Fresh Diet with the goal of losing weight. Our programs are calorie and portion controlled, and we have different caloric ranges to fit your specific needs. However, it is not uncommon for your weight to plateau after a certain point, so it is important to remember a few things: muscle weighs more than fat; medications and hormones can impact the rate of weight loss; and cheating on “treats” can add up in calories as well as consuming any high calorie beverages.
So, don’t panic if you do not lose the same amount of weight every week. Take these things into consideration and if you still find yourself having trouble, I’m here to consult with you and help you find the specific cause and get you back on track.
“What can I drink while on The Fresh Diet?”
It is best to stick with water when it comes to staying hydrated within your caloric range. Alcohol and sugary beverages can add up to empty calories that can greatly impact your weight loss.
“How much weight can I lose in a week?”
Each individual is different, however the recommended and safe weight loss equals about 1-2 pounds a week.
“What can I do to lose weight faster?”
To help accelerate your weight loss while on The Fresh Diet program, here are some easy tips: adding a cup or two a day of plain green tea or lemon tea is said to help increase metabolism which helps with weight loss. Also, incorporating physical activity into your routine can also help you burn additional calories.
“What should I do if I have no choice but to eat out one day?”
It is inevitable that we will be forced to eat out for one reason or another. In this case try and opt for vegetable heavy dishes; choose an entree from the appetizer section as they tend to be smaller portions; share a meal with someone else; and avoid items which are fried or have a cream base.
“Do I have to exercise?”
Exercising has many health benefits including disease prevention. Therefore regular physical activity can not only accelerate your weight loss, but it will also be beneficial to your health.
“I hate eating breakfast, what should I do?”
Consuming a healthy breakfast helps kick start our metabolism in the morning, but many people are either not used to eating breakfast or simply are not hungry that early in the day. In this case I recommend starting with a little something whether it’s a cup of yogurt, a glass of milk, or a glass of lemon water first thing in the morning. This will help kick start your metabolism and you can have your breakfast an hour or two later.
“I exercise daily and I’m trying to gain weight, can I do this on your program?”
We offer four caloric ranges and for those clients trying to gain weight and gain muscle I usually recommend the 2200-2400 caloric range. If you are exercising and lifting weights, it is important to make sure you are consuming more calories than you are burning to ensure you reach your desired results.
If you have any questions not covered above, please feel free to send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org