10 Jul Why Am I Not Losing Weight?
It’s frustrating to go to the gym, put in the work, and not get the results you desire. I have friends doing that right now. They talk about their amazing workouts, knowledgeable trainers, how hard they work (and sweat), and how sore they are. In the next breath they talk about how they can’t seem to lose weight. I mean really, exercising for your heart is surely important, but if we’re all honest, we want to look and feel as healthy as we are trying to make that heart of ours. Where’s the catch? What’s going wrong? Is it just a plateau?
From my experience, those lack of results almost always go back to what is put into the mouth. You just can’t out exercise a poor diet. No one wants to hear that, I know – I get it. But, whether we like it or not, it’s true. I mean yeah, when we were teenagers eating bad food was a lot easier to get away with and still look good. Healthy though? No! Setting good habits in place for when that metabolism slows down in the not so distant future? Of course not. Nutrition is 80-85% of your health and fitness results, so the quicker that is figured out (even for our children and teens), the quicker the desired results will come, and good habits will be established. (I feel this is more important than ever with all of the new diseases and health issues people are facing. Current research is tracing many aspects of these diseases and symptoms back to being environmentally induced, and our diet is a major part of that environment.)
There are so many diet fads out there, sometimes it hard to know which way to turn in order to try and incorporate good nutritional practices into everyday life. From my experience, some of the places I always felt I could trust for sound advice came up short in this area. Results don’t lie though. If a nutritional plan is healthy, and yields good results, you will be able to tell by looking at the individual participating in it. You will also know by asking them a few questions. Talking to individuals about how they feel, if the plan is sustainable for a lifestyle, if they are hungry all of the time….those are all great questions that a healthy nutritional plan should answer in positive ways.
If you are not getting the results you desire, and you have been putting the work in at the gym, you should consider changing what you are eating. I know for me, when I put on a few extra pounds it’s because I have allowed myself to eat more than I should on a regular basis, or I eat too many things that aren’t best choices for my health. If I cut back on those things, the weight drops without changing my routine in the gym at all. I see it with my clients too. If they are going the wrong direction in their fitness goals, 9 times out of 10 they have chosen to eat more than the 1 cheat/treat/free meal I allow them a week. Why we do this is another topic entirely that I will address in a different blog post, but step one is getting a nutritional plan that works. It can be overwhelming with all of the options out there. Save yourself time and energy, and months of trial and error, by working with us. All of our trainers are educated on nutritional coaching that works! Whether you train with us in-studio or on-line, we address this very important topic of nutrition and give you a plan that is customized for your needs. We also give you a substitution list, and eating out options! Our results prove that our methods work. We know that our clients have to address the nutritional aspect first and foremost. We are here to help you get the results you desire! Contact us today to find out what we can do to help you!
By: Tanya Burk