Exercise is only part of the battle. Your health largely depends on the fuel that you put into your body. As Erin McDermott, one of the Intelligent Fitness Trainers was working with her clients to help them lose weight, she quickly noticed that they were often all making similar weight loss mistakes. They were eating too little, cutting out all the foods they loved, believed carbs were the cause of their weight gain, among others. Once they could not keep it up, they always fell off the wagon, just to start up again a few weeks later. This pattern of restrictive yo-yo dieting left them feeling deprived and unsuccessful.
Erin created her program, Intelligent Eating, to end these dieting mistakes once and for all. Her goal is to educate her clients on the science of weight loss, and teach them strategies to promote long term success. The worst diet is one that you have to do again and again because you gain the weight back. Erin wanted to end this cycle and teach her clients how to lose weight once and for all, while keeping their metabolism running well.
Intelligent Eating doesn’t teach any specific nutrition philosophy as each person’s nutritional needs are unique. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach for nutrition. The only successful diet is the one you can stick to long term. Research shows that successful weight loss is not dependent upon knowing which foods to cut out of your diet, but rather how much food is required to fuel your body properly, while allowing it to lose body fat. To do this, our clients try to eat a certain number of calories per day, and pay attention to what their body weight does. The goal is to lose weight slowly, around 1-2lbs per week, so as to not suppress your metabolism.