How exactly does a person gain weight when they have a calorie deficit of 750+ calories a day? If losing weight is a simple equation of calories in calories out, then my weight really oughta be on the downhill slide.
I have been consistent:
- 1600-2100 calories/day (recommended amount is 2100-2200)
- Excellent adherence to ratios of protein/fat/carbs (recommended by a professional dietition at a respectable club)
- 3-5 workouts each week (cardio & strength training)
- High quality vitamin supplementation
- a gallon or more of water every day
- Solid 7-8 hours of sleep with very few exceptions
And, this brings up an important step to keep all of us moving forward toward our goals. While goals DO need to be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound, they also require us to handle them with a sense of fluidity. Periodically we should be asking:
What's working? What isn't? What might work better?
This is the best way I know to ensure that dreams and visions for the future stay connected to reality, and that we don't end up giving up all together.
So, I ask you, do your goals need tweaking too? If you are having trouble like I am, I encourage you to spend a little time and see what you can adjust. I know I will be doing this, and I promise to UNVEIL the new and improved list next time!
Come back on Wednesday to read all about it and to share your own renewed plans to find your dreams!
You-turns being contemplated,
P.S. If you have an experience to share of when you adjusted well laid out plans and strategies and how those adjustments propelled your forward, please contact me here!