As it relates to all lifestyle factors
Helping someone lose weight, through dietary intervention, is much more than saying, “Eat less and exercise more. You’re consuming more calories than you’re burning.” Will this approach work for someone people? Absolutely! Those who have never dieted down and are untrained will most definitely get benefit from this. Would this work for you? It would be hard for me to know unless I had a peak under the hood of your lifestyle to see how you operate as a person in society.
What is your age and gender? How tall are you? How much do you currently weigh?
Do you exercise regularly? If so, what type of exercise is it? How long has that exercise been your go to? Did you or do you play any sports?
What do you do for a living? How many hours per week do you work? How stressful is your job to you? Do you sit or stand all day?
You should have a clear and specific goal set. If it’s not specific, then you can’t have a clear path to follow to reach it — pretty simple.
How much food do you eat? Be specific here. You’ll need to know how many calories, proteins, carbs and fats you eat on average to know how much you’re eating.Remember, if you don’t know how much you’re eating right now, how in the world would I know how much you need to be eating at the onset of your (insert goal here) journey?
Do you have children? Do you have a spouse? A pet? How many hours do you sleep at night? How would you rate your sleep on a scale from 1–10, 10 being the best? How many hours of TV do you watch daily? Weekly? What are your hobbies?
The list above is by no means exhaustive, but you get a glimpse into my thought process when someone starts the conversation of (insert goal here) with me — in regards to food, and training as well. I’m not a doctor nor do I claim to treat or prevent medical conditions, but I do see factors getting in the way of people reaching their results. My goal is to help as many people make a change in the way they think. Not only about their goals, but also themselves. How many factors can they actually control that they previously didn’t think of or didn’t think they could? My bet would be a lot! The list above also sheds light into why a template or automated approach will never work for longterm success and health of an individual. Everyone is so different and therefor need different approaches to help solve the equation that is their goal.