If you ask a person what they need to do in order to lose weight, it’s likely that the vast majority of people are going to respond by saying that they need to consume less calories than they burn. This either means that you eat less food or that you exercise more. If a person were to tell you this, they would not be wrong. However, when you look at weight loss and weight gain through the spectrum of calories in and calories out, you’re only looking at a part of the picture. In recent years, researchers have seen that it is just as important, if not more important, in some cases, what we eat as opposed to how much. By creating a good nutrition plan for your lifestyle, you are going to start to see better results not only in your weight loss, but also in your overall health. This underscores the importance of nutrition planning.
One of the nice things about nutrition planning is that in addition to helping your body, it helps your mind as well. When you’re focused on eating the right foods, you are in the right mindset to lose weight. When you eat well, you are more inclined to want to exercise. As you exercise, you’re going to see more weight loss and more muscle gain, and this is going to keep you focused on your fitness goals until you reach the finish line.
Nutrition planning helps you to see that more important than simply losing pounds is creating a good and balanced body composition. You need to have a good balance of fat and muscle mass in your body. The goal is to get rid of fat and to gain muscle. For this reason, a part of nutrition planning is understanding your current body composition so you know what changes you need to make in order to have the perfect body balance.
Once you have this information, you can start to make additional adjustments. For example, you need to get bad food out of your house. Get rid of the things that are going to be a temptation.
During a consultation at REAL Weight Loss + Wellness, you can learn more about how nutrition planning can help you reach your weight loss goals. Our office is conveniently located in Atlanta. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!