Many “diets” focus on calorie restriction as a method of weight loss. Whilst obviously if we are eating excess calories we will gain weight, we believe that focussing on calorie restriction is the wrong approach. In fact not eating enough can contribute to making fat loss difficult. When your body thinks it is starving it goes into “survival mode”, dropping your metabolism (and therefore your ability to burn calories and fat), and actually starts trying to hold onto your fat. Exactly the opposite of what we are trying to achieve!
The truth of the matter is that we all have to eat! This is the reason that our focus is on making good choices, and including foods that are beneficial to the functioning of our body instead of avoiding food. The most important tool in fat loss and improving health is knowledge. The only way you can make good choices which will give you the body you want is if you know and understand what is going into your body. Once you have this knowledge there is no reason that you can not only get the body you want, but sustain it for the years to come!
Take the time and understand your Proteins, Carbohydrates, Fats and other things such as simple sugars and complex carbohydrates to name a few. A great way to do this is complete a food diary and discuss with your trainer. If you get stuck while shopping then come along to one of our shopping tours and we will show you how to make great choices that are good for you and leave you not wanting to grab junk food. As trainers we understand the difficult and even fall off the wagon, the key to our success is how we learn from it and how we get back onto the wagon.