Back in the 1600s an Italian by the name ‘Pareto’ realised that 80% of the results you get come from 20% of your work and effort. It’s a strange phenomena that seems to crop up all and that includes burning fat and losing weight.
There is the one thing that leads to 80% of your results…
And there’s the ‘other’ thing that leads to just 20%…
What’s the 80%…?
I kid you not … you can 80% of the ‘way’ there by just focusing on your diet.
You work out two days a week, train hard and burn 600 calories per session (… if you’re lucky, most folk don’t work nearly hard enough to achieve this) leaving you 1200 calories in the red — not bad.
Or you could tidy your diet up just 200 calories per day and you’re 1400 calories in the red without stepping any where a gym or working up the slightest of sweat.
Now sure both work but the problem with the gym solution is most folk treat it as an excuse to eat some naughty food, have a treat and indulge a little.
Just two biscuits with your cup of tea and you’re gone from 1200 calories in the red to 900.
And it’s very easy to let it slip further.
Proof that tidying up your diet is as (if not more) important than exercise and exercising more.
That might sound a little weird coming from a gym who like to see new members but truth be told helping our members eat better AND train harder WITH additional social support really is why we can help our members and personal training clients succeed where other methods have failed.
The Exercise and Diet Double-Whammy…
While you can get 80% towards where you want to be with just diet the harsh reality is discipline often gets in the way. Or rather a lack of discipline gets in the way, holds us back.
That same lack of discipline coupled with the horrendous food marketing we’re bombarded with daily can — for many of us — make looking how we want to look a near impossibility.
And that’s where exercise help.
While I don’t have the papers to reference, there is evidence to support the fact that people who train also eat well and stick with their diet for longer periods of time.
And, there’s more.
When people diet they typically lose weight but it’s weight — not fat — they lose.
What does that mean? It means they lose muscle mass and they lose fat and potentially end up skinnier without any really shape of definition. It’s what most people mean when they say toning – that’s the nice shape having muscle gives us.
If you have no muscle then you look like ‘what you are’ skin covering bone and that’s not a good look.
The right combination of the right exercises with the right diet on the other hand leaves you looking fitter, healthier and feeling good too.
Not to mention the fact that people with more muscle burn more calories (they have a higher metabolism) so it’s a win-win-win situation on many fronts.
Interest in Personal Training?
While personal training isn’t for others (some people prefer a small group or class), a one-to-one session is the quickest way to get in shape, lose weight, burn body fat and build a better looking, healthy body.
Our gym in Crawley is unique in that we’re not a mainstream commercial gym.
We don’t have station upon station of cardio machines.
We don’t have meat-heads who’ll stare at you when you walk into their domain and we know all of our members by name.
Our gym is a cool place to train, it’s super-friendly and we get great results.
To find out more, get in touch.
Enter your name and telephone number in the enquiry box on the side of this page and we’ll give you a call back to talk through your training goals and get you started as quick as possible.
Or you can call us on 01293 552 511 and if we don’t answer (because we’re probably training someone) leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
See you in the gym!