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Can We Lose Weight and Eat What We Love? Absolutely Yes…But Not By The Truckload!

Okay, so you want to lose weight and you’re sick of monitoring how many calories you eat.  Furthermore, you don’t want to move off the sofa!  I get it, and I’m in the same boat.  Yes, I’m a Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist and I feel exactly the same way.  So what do I do about it?  I keep moving!

The human body is a remarkable machine that can manage many extremes of diet…to a point.  In conditions of either surplus or deficit of energy, the body will not be able to maintain a steady weight.  What does this mean for those of us who love coffee ice cream?  It means that you can eat what you love in moderation and MOVE MORE.  The big question mark is knowing how much you’re burning at any given time.   Enter Fitbit®.  I wear one and I love it!

FitBit® is a tracker that measures movement in three dimensions with the help of an accelerometer.  It follows your sleep quality, steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and physical activity.  This device makes us conscious of our activities on a daily basis and encourages a more energetic lifestyle.  The bottom line is that we all burn energy at a different rate.  If you know the rate at which you burn calories, you can gauge your energy intake.

So rise from that sofa and move!