I find it interesting that among workout clothes, flowers and candles, some of my clients gave me peanut butter themed candy for my birthday.
Do you think they know me well? lol
Some of these clients have lost anywhere between 10lbs-50 lbs while working with me, focusing on making healthy choices and controlling their caloric intake, while treating themselves from time to time on their favorite foods.
We focused on creating a healthy and positive relationship with food.
Let me preface this by saying that holiday meals aren't going to make or break your fat loss goals. It's what you do consistently, on a regular basis, that determines your success.
Now, there are several approaches you can choose around holiday times:
1. If you don't have a deadline for your fat loss goals ( a wedding, vacation, and so on), you can use the holiday meal as a 'free meal'. That is, eat whatever you want, enjoy spending time with your loved ones, and hop on the train the next day....
Evidence-based doesn't mean following every study's results blindly.
Evidence-based doesn't mean not taking empirical data into consideration.
Evidence-based means understanding the limitations each study has.
Evidence-based means understanding n=1 doesn't apply to everyone.
Evidence-based means being open-minded and willing to change your stance based on the strength of the studies, that were replicated.
Evidence- based means not 'marry' any position on health and nutrition topics....
My strength training observations and feelings along the past 14 years in a chronological order:
I don't want to look like a man, but this lifting game is fun
Wow I gained some muscle; I like it
I kinda have an idea of what I'm doing
Yay. More muscle mass; I can eat more
Damn, my ass looks good; I love my broad shoulders and lats. I do not look like a dude😏
I feel so strong; I don't care what others say.
This ‘muscular’ look is feminine to ME
Strength training is my...