Losing weight vs getting healthy

While at first glance these things might seem synonymous, but I want to break it down for you why they aren’t. You see – you can lose weight and get healthy... you can lose weight and become very unhealthy... you can also be healthy and not lose weight. Confused? Let’s look at some examples: If you lose weight through eating awesome healthy foods, doing your resistance training, working on better sleep and hydration, and doing activities that make you happy and reduce stress, that’s awesome! Not only do the numbers on the scale usually go down, but you’re likely setting yourself up to live a longer and more vibrant life! Win! Conversely, if weight is lost through unhealthy measures like extreme diets, you’re setting yourself up for some serious problems. Sure, you’ll lose weight in the short term, but as you might guess, these things are not only unsustainable, but they could also cause irreparable harm. You could permanently damage your metabolism, age yourself prematurely, weaken your bones and vital organs, and so much more. Then we have the scenario of being healthy, by eating lots of nutrient dense foods and working out, but not actually losing weight. It's very easy to eat thousands of calories in healthy food and therefore not create a calorie deficit, which is what you need for fat loss. Hormone imbalance will also stop your weight loss in it's tracks, even if you're being ''healthy''. I hope you can see that there is a clear difference in getting healthy and losing weight. They are NOT one in the same! It can be a minefield sometimes, and that's where we come in, so reply here if you need support. Let’s focus on health and happiness for the long run! Amy

P.S And talking of being healthy. Have you seen my festive healthy pumpkin recipes yet? You can download them HERE!

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