… with Facts Not Fads™
For 4 weeks, students and I spent hours together in my Transformation 101 course, going deeper than ever before. With 6 months of intensive nutritional school behind me (and 6 months to go! 🤦♀️), I know more about why we can’t lose weight easily, nor keep it off.
This deeper level of information builds on what I wrote years ago, so students and clients see better results faster.
The first thing you should understand is online calculators are incorrect, setting you up for failure. I use MyFitnessPal with a couple of clients for food tracking, so I entered my age, current/goal weight, height, activity level—it said I should eat 1430 calories per day.
When I use the calculator from school (the Harris Benedict calculator, if you’re interested), I get 1379 calories. That’s a 51-calorie difference PER DAY. In a week, I’d overeat 3500 calories. That’s almost a pound of weight in calories, gained each week. All because of inaccurate calculations, which by the very nature of the app you’re using, SHOULD be correct. Wow.
No wonder we yo-yo so much. We’re not given accurate tools for calculations!
The second thing you need to know is our biggest concern is overall health, which is an ever-moving target. Fat loss is obviously an important metric of health, because many of the top disease-related deaths are because of excess weight. But when we focus on our health and body as a whole, we’re considering how we feel about ourselves through our Senses, Intuition, Movement, Plants, Love, Exploration—and nutrition is just one aspect of this model of health.
With both goals in mind, I’ve shared a few important video conversations around fat loss and nutrition you need to understand: [read more]