Here are the changes we are making to Judys lifestyle:
- Firstly I am asking Judy to make a food journal. She won’t do this forever, but initially she is writing down all the food that she chucks down her mouth – everything! She is already a healthy eater by most peoples standards, but she doesn’t eat enough, not nearly enough. Most people are surprised to know that to lose weight its important to not only eat the right foods but to eat enough of the right food. She therefore needs to avoid going into starvation mode. Instead Judy is now eating approx. 5 – 6 meals a day, each of these meals contains a combination of lean protein/complex carbs/good fats.
- Secondly, Judy has divorced the treadmill and said goodbye to 1 hour boring runs. Instead she is picking up weights and doing strong metoblic workouts. To burn fat you need to create lean muscle tissue. Running for hours on end on a treadmill is going to improve your endurance no end, but that’s not going to help you to efficiently burn fat. She is also writing up her workouts in a journal to track her progress.
- Setting goals. Judy has created both a set of long-term and short-term goals to help her through this process, and joining up with me she also has a support network. If you want to lose weight and get fit, team up with a friend and make the process a joint venture, with less likelihood of failure.
Over the next few weeks, Judy will document how she is feeling with the new workouts and food plans, if she notices any differences in not only her size and shape, but in her moods and energy levels.
I want to congratulate her on being so brave posing for the photos, and using this forum as a catalyst to losing those last few pounds.
(thanks Judy for providing these photos)