A generation ago, it was common to hear people talk about weight loss as a matter of counting calories. Just pick up a handy little calorie counter guide from your local bookstore, and eat whatever you want – as long as you stay somewhere in the 1200-1500-calorie range. Want to have an extra slice of pizza and a beer at dinnertime? Sure! Just skip lunch to make the calories work out right. And often, when the calorie-driven approach didn’t lead to weight loss, the frustrated dieter would go looking for something extreme – an all-grapefruit diet…or an all-carrots-and-celery diet.
Weight would come off. But then, lo and behold, the return to regular eating would lead, inevitably, to the weight creeping back up again.
In the 80’s and 90’s, it became all the rage to exercise along with some celebrity guru – who would usually promote long boring periods of cardio workout fitness routines.
We know a lot more these days about the art and science of forming an effective weight loss workout and nutrition program. Just to list a few bits of weight loss and exercise wisdom:
- There is more to weight loss than just restricting calories.
- There is more to fitness than just working up a sweat in a long cardio exercise workout here and there;
- And there is way more to maintaining weight loss than following a portion or calorie control nutrition program.
So what is the smart way to approach fitness, nutrition program planning, weight loss, and workout routines?
The answer is…coaching, support, and individual nutrition program formulation. Maybe not permanently – but every one of us who embarks upon a journey toward achieving optimal fitness through weight loss and exercise needs support.
Think about every single major success you have achieved in your life. How many of those were done alone, with no support, mentoring, or coaching whatsoever?
How many did you come up with? One? Two?
Now think again about the monumental achievements in your life that included coaches, role models, teachers, and excellent tools and equipment. How many did you come up with? If you’re really being honest, it’s likely that the successes that included teaching and support far outnumbered the great stuff you achieved all by yourself.
As soon as you enter one of our locations you will see a variety of things happening: pilates classes, one-on-one nutrition program counseling, weight workout training and personal training. DASHA® is a sanctuary for busy New Yorkers to achieve their weight goals and we welcome you to contact us to schedule a tour.