Your weight loss mindset is everything to achieving your goal and keeping it up over the long term. For years. For a lifetime, if that’s how long you want to keep it up. It may seem like a physical thing, but it really is all in your mind, just like practically everything else. I know that sounds schmaltzy, cheesy, and worthy of an eye-roll, but it’s true.
Calorie counting is a technique I firmly believe in to help effectively achieve weight loss. There is a great deal to say in its favor. Moreover, any of us who have strictly followed a diet that tracked every single food in this way knows that yes, weight is lost when using it. However, that one measure is not the only factor worth considering when it comes to effective weight management, particularly over the long term. We’ve all known this for a while, but now science is catching up to our instincts.
Many people are confused by the difference between a peak (maximum), cardio, and fat burning heart rate. I’m not one to judge. The names can be very misleading and seeing them on gym equipment or fitness tracker apps can make us think our goals are different from what they really are.
Bree and I have reached the point in our weight loss competition when we’re both pretty sure that we are ready to announce the results. This is a bit sooner than we’d expected, but that’s for good reason. It’s a reason I hadn’t banked on, and it is one that will give Bree bragging rights for far longer than I’d like…but here it is.