At the best of times, losing weight is difficult and can feel next to impossible. Clean eating and exercising become all the more difficult when our lives are in emotional upheaval. The unfortunate reality is that nothing in life will ever go smoothly, all of the time. We need to know how to navigate these road blocks and use those challenges to our advantage.
Aaron Bleyhaert wrote a guide to weight loss in which he outlined in 4 easy steps to reaching your goals. It has taken the internet by storm. He was honest and courageous in his advice and his explanation of how he came to lose 80 pounds.
Here are Bleyhaert’s tips and how you may come to apply them in your own life.
1. No Beer
As Bleyhaert rightfully says, “every time you drink a beer, it’s like eating seven slices of bread.” But we can take that one more step and say no alcohol. While there are some drinks that are better than others, the majority of the time, alcoholic drinks are empty calories that don’t do your efforts any favours. Why undo that gym session at happy hour?
2. Portion Control
Bleyhaert offers a great tip when it comes to portion control and dining out. He says, “when your meal comes, cut it in half and right away ask for a takeout container, so that you can save the rest for later.” This is a great idea when you consider that the majority of portions offered in restaurants are well above what is recommended and healthy. Bleyhaert also says that ordering lean protein and vegetables is also useful when trying to trim down. And remember, when eating at home, make sure vegetables are the bulk of your meal!