Please Don’t Go on a Diet

Please Don’t Go on a Diet
Happy New Year!

 

If you gained some weight over the holidays, please:
  • do NOT enroll in a diet challenge
  • do NOT start doing tons of cardio to burn tons of calories
  • do NOT slash your calories and carbs

I don't blame you for enjoying the聽holidays. But that doesn't mean you need to punish yourself聽with a hellacious diet and exercise regime.
If you have started a diet challenge, then ask yourself this:聽"is what I'm currently doing something I can see myself doing 6 years from now?" If the answer is NO, then STOP what you are doing right meow!

Here's my advice:聽

Stop over-indulging "Holiday Style" and resume your normal patterns. In fact, you can check out my recent聽facebook post聽with my 6 tips for recovering from the holiday bingefest.


I speak from experience:

I'm a retired fitness model. I used to diet and exercise to lose fat, but聽this approach turned me into a yo-yo dieter. 聽It was a numbers game of calories in and calories out. I was only eating 1200 calories a day, less than 30 grams of carbs a day, and I was聽doing 60 minutes of cardio a day. I lost muscle mass, my period and my self-confidence.聽My goal was to weigh 120 pounds (I'm 5'6"), and I had to starve myself to make that happen.聽But I聽couldn't maintain my results because I couldn't maintain the strictness of the regimen. Sadly, I let my聽bathroom scale dictate聽my daily mood and self-worth.
Hindsight is 20/20. At the time, I didn't realize I was trapped in a聽vicious cycle.聽Eventually, I hit rock bottom, and admitted to聽myself that I had completely "f馃槷cked myself up". I realized I needed to STOP what I was聽doing and start聽doing the complete opposite. And that is how I
"unf馃槷cked myself".
Today, I do not diet. I eat 2000 calories a day and over 200 grams of carbs a day. I do not exercise to burn calories. Instead, I train to get stronger and fitter. My results are stable.聽Actually, I keep getting stronger and more chiselled. It's the first time in my life that I don't worry about food, my weight, or burning calories. I stopped聽approaching food and exercise as a way to achieve an ideal aesthetic. Instead, I use food to fuel my body so I can get stronger and fitter.聽Ironically, my physique has never looked better.
I'm not the same person I was back then. Today, I'm mentally and physically strong. I'm confident and capable. I'm proud of the person I have become, and I'm excited to be able to help others
"unf馃槷ck聽themselves".
Here's my transformation: 120 lbs (starving myself) and 140 lbs (becoming a badass). See! Gaining weight is cool! It's very obvious that I'm leaner, even though I gained 20 pounds. That's muscle! Muscle is the secret to聽shedding fat.聽But you can't grow muscle if you are starving your body. You also can't grow muscle if all you do is calorie-burning cardio. In fact, I wrote article on this called: "You Can't Out-Diet Your Training Regimen".

I'm really proud of my TeamSS members who have had the courage to do the polar opposite of what they have always done. I get choked up when I read these:


Restricting calories and carbs, and exercising to burn calories always comes back to bite you in the 馃崙. So don't do it this January.

If you want a sustainable solution, or if you need to聽"unf馃槷ck yourself", then I'm your girl!聽I can teach you:
鉁卙ow to eat like a "normal person" (it's not a restrictive diet, you can eat in restaurants and enjoy holiday dinners).
鉁卙ow to add calories and carbs back into your diet (this is for people who aren't eating enough calories and carbs).
鉁卙ow to stop bingeing
鉁卙ow to break up with dieting and exercising
鉁卙ow to enjoy treats without feeling guilty (the 80/20 rule)
鉁卙ow to fuel your body so it can perform
鉁卙ow to eat to suit your eating personality and schedule
鉁卙ow to do flexible dieting and intermittent fasting

 

I made a coupon code (it's a very appropriate code because I love carbs) for 25% off My Fat Loss Fast System. Use code CARBS25. Click here for my e-Book.

 

Happy New Year!!! 馃巿馃巿
p.s. please feel free聽share this post.
鈥嬧嬧嬧嬧嬧嬧媝.p.s.聽If you want to train like I do (to fix muscle imbalances, to get stronger and fitter), then join my online Strength Academy. It's a home program, so you can train in the comfort of your own home gym.聽And be sure to follow me on instagram @drsarasolomon for my daily workouts!

 

Here's to our strongest year yet!
xoxo
Sara
鈥嬧嬧嬧嬧嬧嬧媝.s. I am also a YouTube Vlogger. You can subscribe here.
p.p.s. I answer your Q's (questions) on my IG stories. You can DM me your questions. My Instagram is @drsarasolomon

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Welcome! If you want to learn how to MOVE and EAT BETTER, you've come to the right place! I'm Dr. Sara Solomon. I'm a certified StrongFit coach and an intermittent fasting expert. I have degrees in dentistry (DMD) and physiotherapy (BSc PT), and I'm also a Pilates Mat Level 1 Instructor, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, ACE personal trainer, NASM fitness nutrition specialist, a Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor, and a certified level 2 Buddy Lee Jump Rope Trainer and Ambassador. I'm a Bodybuilding.com and BSN Supplements sponsored athlete. My passion is helping people overcome restrictive diets and muscle imbalances so they can FEEL their very best!

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