Here is a quick observation about food intake because I know you are busy.
I have been training busy professionals to lose weight and improve their health for the past 15 years and I have received numerous food diaries and the one big thing that sticks out is the SNACKING.
The average food diary from a personal training client has far too many 'feeding times'.
This has to be managed if you want to lose weight.
Snacking completely messes up your biological hunger mechanism.
You have no idea if you are hungry or not if you keep putting bits of food into your mouth consistently.
Your body will never access it's stored body fat if you keep providing more fuel multiple times throughout the day.
I ask our busy clients to eat just 3-4 times per day with nothing in between because it teaches your body to eat when you are actually tummy rumbling hungry.
This means your body is most likely tapping into stored body fat to provide you with energy and it is telling you to eat because it needs fuel.
The constant snacking will mean you are simply burning the snacks you are eating.
Give yourself a chance.
Most of you work long hours and sit at a desk and you are not a professional athlete so there is really no need to be snacking at all.
It also means that your main meals are too small and not filling you up if you can eat within an hour or two of that meal.
This big habit is crucial for those wanting to manage your diet and health.
It is not good doing KETO, PALEO, FASTING or whatever if you cannot manage this habit.
I encourage you to really focus on NOT EATING between meals.
For the first few days you will struggle but then you will realise how many little bites, licks and treats you are having and how much it is having a detrimental effect on your weight loss and health.