You don’t have a weight loss problem, you have a weight regain problem.
In fact, we all do.
There are almost 10,000 beautiful people who get my daily emails and I can almost guarantee that 100% of you have successfully lost weight at some point in your life …
And gained it back.
If you ever felt bad about it … well … consider that it’s as common as being human.
Maybe there are some aliens among us. But for now, we’re all the same when it comes to weight regain.
The important question to ask yourself is this …
How do I prevent weight regain?
And, that’s what I’m going to answer.
Because cutting season is officially upon us.
It’s April, which means you may be feeling the time crunch of wanting to be in a bikini pretty soon.
Summer is not that far away and there’s a chance that you’re not quite where you want to be.
Does the thought of wearing less clothes make you feel more confident or insecure?
Hopefully you said confident but if not, then you may fall into the most common trap that leads to weight regain.
We can call it the: “Oh fuck, I need to look good soon so let’s rip the band-aid off” mindset.
I believe that’s the scientific phrase. 😉
The thought process goes something like this …
I need to lose some fat so I can look good in a bikini.
I know I shouldn’t restrict myself but I don’t have time.
I need to get rid of this fat ASAP.
Ok let’s do this … no more alcohol, sugar, carbs, or social events.
I’ll just suck it up for a few months and then I’ll get back to “normal.”
Ahhh yes, the classic mental justification … “normal.”
What has “normal” consisted of in the past?
Lack of control?
Food anxiety and obsession?
Having zero control over the foods you restricted?
Dare I say it …
I know, because that was my specialty.
If I got paid for losing weight and gaining it all back, I’d be rich by now.
So maybe … just maybe don’t fall into that same trap.
The good news is … you can still look your best this summer without putting your mind and body in a prime position to regain everything and watch all your hard work go out the window.
As a quick side note, the reason it happens that way is because when you restrict like that, your body wants to preserve energy so it slows down your metabolism, increases hunger, and primes you to store fat.
Psychologically, your willpower gets drained and you find yourself with no self control.
So, let’s not go down that road.
Let’s pivot and make sure that if you do want to cut some fat … you avoid the bounce back.
By not ripping the band aid off.
Prevent weight regain by losing fat the RIGHT way
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I recommend a metabolic priming phase to optimize fat loss and sustainability.
But, you may be under eating and don’t have the time for that.
No worries, you can still utilize a form of priming while you lost fat.
Give yourself diet breaks! Eat at maintenance for at least two days per week.
Increase your steps and low intensity activity and dial back the training intensity.
Send the safety signal to your body.
Don’t cut out the things you enjoy!
If you’re miserable throughout the process, you won’t sustain the results.
It’s ok to cut BACK, but cutting OUT is often a recipe for disaster.
Prioritize sleep and stress management as much as possible.
Your body will respond much more efficiently.
Understand your personality type!
Working with your nature will create less stress on your system, will improve mood stability, and will allow for greater consistency.
Listen to your body!
Pay attention to hunger cues, cravings, energy, mood, sleep, stress, digestion, etc.
Most importantly, don’t rush things!
You’ll get there if you stay consistent and patient.
It’s time to change the cycle
Now let’s address the elephant in the room …
You likely know all of this.
There’s a good chance you’ve known for a while what to do … and just haven’t done it.
And the reality is … that knowing what to do and actually doing it are very different.
We are inherently subjective when it comes to ourselves.
It’s hard to see the picture when you’re inside the frame.
So the solution is actually quite simple …
Offload the mental energy it takes to come up with your own plan.
Get some expert guidance and accountability.
Save yourself time by following a proven process that has repeatedly produced the exact results you’re looking for.
The POP Method will accomplish all of that for you.
It’s our 6 month, 1:1 coaching program that will allow you to get the body you desire while improving your relationship with food and ensuring you don’t regain the weight.
If you want to look your best this summer and have complete confidence in your ability to finally sustain those results, then shoot me a message on Facebook.
Let’s have a chat and see if it’s a good fit.