One Small Step

*The title of this post was taken from the Stereolab song of the same name*

Losing weight by focusing on calories is a great, if not crucial, path to success.

However, we know that counting calories can be tough and for some, it can be downright discouraging.

I was in a consult with a client recently who admitted she typically drank a bottle of wine each night.

Depending on the wine, that’s approximately 600+ calories per bottle.

So, if my client changed nothing else about her diet but removing the daily bottle of wine she will very likely lose weight by that one change alone.

In reality, it can be difficult to tell someone who is accustomed to drinking a bottle of wine a night to completely abstain.

If we dial the goal down and ask to aim for one serving (5 oz) of wine each night, my client can likely still lose weight and not give up her favorite drink. By doing this, she would be removing nearly 500 calories daily from the diet.

Of course, this is also assuming that she doesn’t make up those calories elsewhere since the bottle of wine is no longer part of the equation.

Does this guarantee success?

No.

But it is one of the little “tricks” one can use to lose weight successfully without ever counting a calorie.

So, if you’re trying to lose body fat and the thought of micromanaging your calories is beyond what you’re wanting to do right now, take a look at some of the mainstays in your diet that may need a more critical eye.

We can help.

Oh, and this is our client Kristie who’s down 13lbs from what she has called “The Big Mac Diet.”

I knew that cheeseburgers were her favorite food so I showed her how to incorporate them into her plan without feeling like she was missing out.

Looks like it’s working 🙂

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