Q and A with Lisa

It’s been awhile since I have done a Q and A and I have been getting a lot of questions lately so I thought why not do this now.

I am going to answer the top 3 questions I have been getting the most:

  1. How do I start to lose weight-counting calories? Counting calories can work but make sure you are eating protein, carbs and fat at every meal and snack. Also, watch your portion sizes. Protein should be around 2-4oz per snack/meal for women. Carbs and fat vary based on what it is. You can eat more fruits and veggies per serving then a starchy carb. Keep nuts around 1/4 cup. If you want to lose weight and keep it off you need to find a solution that fits your lifestyle. Not all diets work for everyone because we are not the same. Slow and steady wins the race!
  2. I do cardio but I have hit a plateau, what can I do to lose weight? Lift weights! I know many people think they will get bulky if they lift weights but it will actually help you become leaner. Add in 2-3 days of strength training and you will start to see results quickly. The scale might not change right away but your clothes will start to feel looser and you will lose inches.
  3. What exercises should I be doing? If you are a beginner I would recommend strength training 2 days per week along with walking 3 days per week. If you are advanced and based on your goals you can do up to 5 days of strength training with 1-2 cardio days. You want to work the large muscle groups. Like: legs, chest, back, glutes, shoulders, core. Then add in small muscles group (biceps and triceps) when you have time.

    I hope this Q and A helps you on your health journey. If you are looking for accountability, coaching, trainer created workouts and meal plans my new Fit and Healthy group starts soon!! Find out more at www.lisaholtan.com