Most people approach Fat Loss wrong.
In fact they do it backwards.
Then wonder why things aren’t changing.
You see most people think it’s all about exercise. They think getting down the gym three or four times per week will cut it. And while it will help — it’s the thin end of the wedge. Getting to the gym isn’t where the magic happens and it isn’t the reason weight just “falls off”.
Let me give you an example:
You train three times per week and you burn 400 calories per session (… forget all those claims about burning over 1,000 calories per hour because it’s usually non-sense). Well that’s a grand total of 1200 calories expended per week.
Break that down and 1,200 calories per week is 171 calories per day in the red.
Here’s the best bit…
That’s roughly two and half digestive biscuits.
So if you have a sweet tooth and like a little treat with your lunch or a dessert in the evening you could smash that 171 calories just by tidying up what you eat.
Take the sugar out of your tea, get rid of processed foods and sauces.
It’s not rocket science (… although if you need a gentle nudge in the right direction we can help)
It’s a lot easier and lot a cheaper to just tidy up your diet than it is to haul your butt down the gym and push yourself once you get there.
And that’s what I mean when I say most people approach weight lose backwards.
They think about the exercise first and foremost… treating it like it’s some kind of magic cure or worse still they actually go and look for a magic cure (… cue slimming tablets and shakes). Which is the single worst thing you can do if permanent change is what you’re after.
Our approach here is different.
Sure we believe in diet and we believe in exercise but we prefer to say eating and training.
Because you’re going to continue to eat (… and not diet) for the rest of your life.
And exercise is random. Training has a purpose. There is an end goal and milestones you can celebrate along the way.
Our personal trainers have a four step approach to fat loss:
- Eat right
- Train right
- Social support
Hopefully you understand 1 and 2 a little better now.
It’s about eating and training. We can help you with that.
Social support, well that’s the reason weight watchers and slimming world are so popular. It’s a group of people who get together and support each other. Then weigh in weekly (… before binging and hiding the evidence) for the pat on the back.
Well that’s about having to look someone in the eye and tell them you’ve hand a sneaky chocolate bar (… or been really good and getting a pat on the back).
Accountability is where you have someone who’s going to be waiting for you in the gym at a specific time on a specific day where you’re going to make sure your food has been in check for the week (… we recommend all our clients use a food diary) before working through your training programme (… the programme that makes you look and feel great, not just ‘skinny’).
There you have it.
Fat loss in four easy steps — with a little bit of an ‘a-ha’ moment — on why you can’t out train a bad diet.
If you’d like to have a chat to one of our trainers to find out how you can kick start your new lifestyle click here to find out more.