As a fitness coach of over 25 years, one of the most common goals for clients is to lose weight. How do we lose weight? Let’s take a look.
At the end of the day and its simplest form to lose weight we must burn more calories than we take in. By doing so we are put in a caloric deficit and thus weight loss can occur. However, if we take in more calories than we are able to burn then weight gain sets in. So given the equation, it is important to find ways to stay in a caloric deficit.
This is where exercise can be beneficial. By exercising we are burning calories thus making the equation more in our favor to lose weight. Resistance training helps to gain lean muscle tissue which at rest will have a higher metabolic rate of body fat does aiding and weight loss.
All other issues aside, one being a low thyroid, as long as a client is in a caloric deficit weight loss and should occur. Keeping a food and exercise diary is a great way to keep accountable as is notifying family and friends of your goal for accountability. Stay consistent and you will surely see great results.