It’s true, small changes yield BIG results!
You don’t need a massive lifestyle overhaul to achieve your health and fitness goals.
We strongly recommend small tweaks as they’re easier to stick to. Once these small changes have become habit, you can make another small change, and another…and so on.
If you try to completely change your diet, you will most likely fail. The changes are too big. It’s overwhelming and you’ll end up craving everything you’ve cut out and probably binge!
For example, choosing to cut out ALL carbs or ALL sugars is a massive feat. If you cut out everything like this, you’re denying yourself a treat (or a cheat), all you’ll think about is what you’re not allowed; the more you think about it, the more you’ll want it.
The best thing to do is to cut out just one thing – perhaps the afternoon biscuit? The evening crisps? The midweek tipple? If you cut out one thing like this, you’re not completely denying yourself and you’re more likely to succeed. Once you’re used to not having that one vice, take out another – keep repeating this cycle and your cravings are gone, you’re eating healthier, you’re skin’s better and you’re a heck of a lot more confident!
When it comes to fat loss, you NEED to be in a calorie deficit, it’s that simple. However, most people will try to cut out too many calories and aim to lose as many lbs each week as they can. THIS DOESN’T WORK! Yes, you may well lose the weight, however if you cut too many calories out, you WILL lose lean body mass – this isn’t healthy. To lose fat, you need to make sure your body is getting enough fuel to run properly, so you only need a calorie deficit of around 500 a day. We can help you learn how many calories you naturally burn each day and therefore work out what your ideal caloric goal should be in order to lost fat effectively.
“I’m going to start exercising, that’s it, I’m going to get up every day at 6am and go for a run!”
It’s a bit optimistic that really isn’t it? Yet people set that as a goal! For most people, it’s highly unlikely that they will get up at 6am EVERY DAY for a run. What you need to do is find a set time or two each week that you can definitely commit to and complete exercise in that time. Once that becomes habit, you can see if you have any other spare time in the week, commit to another day/ time. Also, try to commit to exercise with people – that way, you have group motivation and people to hold you accountable.
At Hello Fit, we have 100 classes a month – running from 6.30am – 7.45pm, so there will definitely be a class that you can attend! See our timetable here.
One of our members did just that – she started by attending one class on a Wednesday evening, then added a Saturday, a few more evenings – she now comes most days at 6.30am as well as some evenings and Saturday. For a busy lady who didn’t think she had the time, she’s training more than most!
Which just emphasises my point!
It’s all about making small changes which add up over time.
At first, the changes may not feel as though they’re much of a change, but that’s precisely the point. The next time you make a change, that won’t feel like much of a change, neither will the third, fourth, fifth – however, after a couple of months, look at where you started to where you are now and you’ll see that the changes you have made are pretty significant!
Little and often, trust me, small changes. They add up.