𝐌𝐲 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, “𝐄𝐡, 𝐋𝐞𝐞-𝐀𝐧𝐧, 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐈𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬” 𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐬 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐡.
Curtis is 70 years young and has made movement a part of his routine, but has yet to learn the nuances of a sound nutritional plan to help accelerate his fat loss progress.
You see Curtis was lean and athletic his entire life, without ever having to watch what he ate, let alone exercise on purpose.
He tells me of his good ole days, surfing in Waikiki; working on the front lines in the Air Condition industry and drinking like a fish. Curtis never had to worry about weight or his blood work because his lifestyle back then didn’t catch up to him until now – almost 40 years later!
When we talked about it, his reply was “𝙂𝙚𝙚, 𝙄 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙜𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙗𝙚 𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩” and we both had a good chuckle.
Look, Curtis ain’t trying to get shredded or wear a Speedo. He wants to be healthy enough to travel and enjoy his upcoming retirement along with being around to enjoy his very first grand baby.
How many calories you need depends on your weight, gender, activity level, etc. This is why people hire Coaches like me. I hired a Coach and people hire me to help navigate this very thing!
It’s impossible to always know exactly how many calories are in the food you’re eating all of the time. Dinner parties and get togethers are one huge example.
While counting calories might work for some people, I’ve found that using the right tools and strategies (and having a great meal plan) is much more effective for long-term weight loss and weight maintenance.
Lee-Ann’s Tip: Get an eating strategy that is sustainable for you to stick to. In my 20+ years of training experience, I believe that your eating plan has to first and foremost be ENJOYABLE for you!
And it has to be FLEXIBLE because like Curtis, he doesn’t want life to stop for his weight loss goals. He wants to enjoy dinners out with family and the occasional glass (or bottle) 😜