There are times when no matter how much we train and how good we are with our food, the training results we expect to see and feel slow down or even sometimes stop. At times this is perfectly normal because our bodies are simply adjusting; other times, it can indicate a problem with your training or nutrition.
When to act - is this a problem with training or food?
Daily, I hear clients mention that they are still waiting to see the results they expected. What are the problems most of the time?
A lot of people believe that they are eating well when in fact, they are not.
The fault here is often because the media makes us believe that everything that says "low/reduced calorie," "low/reduced fat," "high protein," "fitness food," "healthy snack," etc., is good for us. Most of the time, these foods are full of sugar, trans fats (industrial fat), and other artificial ingredients that can cause metabolic diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type II diabetes, stroke, excessive body fat, etc.
Portion Sizes Matter - Keep an eye on how much you are eating and take your time chewing the food, so your body has time to process and receive the signals from the brain to tell you that you are full.
Snacking - 'DOES' count towards your calorie intake. NO Exception
Drinks - Alcohol and or other drinks have calories too.
Every day counts - 7 days a week, 365 days a year, Yes, that includes the weekends. Consistency and balance are everything!
Are you eating enough - The quantity and type of food each person requires are different depending on a person's height, gender, current weight, training, and goals. So instead of guessing, seek guidance from someone who can help.
Being active and reducing stress - will an hour in the gym and then 23hours on the sofa work? Does being stressed help? Think about it.
There is much to consider when looking to progress in your fitness and health. Any of the points above got you thinking you might need some help. Please drop me a DM or email at email@example.com