As personal trainers we are constantly asked:
- What is the best diet to lose weight?
- Which exercises are best to flatten my stomach?
- What foods are best for me to eat?
- I’ve been eating fruit for breakfast is that good for me?
And the list goes on.
Having been in the fitness industry for 30+ years and worked with many clients whose primary goal is weight loss. I often wonder if exercise didn’t burn calories, what percentage of exercisers would keep exercising?
Over the past 23 years at Personal Best Fitness, we have helped hundreds of members lose thousands of kilos and most importantly keep the kilos off. We have done this with a dual edged sword of exercise and dietary modification.
We’ve always looked for the most effective exercise and dietary changes.
Having spent most of my working life in the fitness industry, I have observed and even trained in several approaches to weight loss. If I’m being honest, I am horrified at some of the dietary advise that was given when I started in this industry and other so called well published recommended dietary guidelines prescribe. However, science has evolved and there are now better and newer approaches to dietary advice.
I’m not a dietitian nor a nutritionist, but I have observed the following as great strategies for weight loss.
- Limit alcohol or cut it out altogether
- Reduce white and yellow foods from your food intake, start with
- Bread, cereal, and muesli
- Rice, pasta, and couscous
- All fruit apart from a handful of blueberries every other day
- Avoid cakes, biscuits, chocolate, and lollies
- Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water each day
- Priotise protein at each meal and as a snack
- Eat slowly and put your knife and folk down whilst eating your meal
- Go to bed slightly hungry
- Fast . . . have 12 hours where no food is consumed once a day., i.e., if your finishing eating at 7.30pm, then don’t eat until after 7.30am or better still eat when you are hungry!
There would likely be people with a string of formal dietary qualifications that may have different views, however experience has shown that these simple and easy to follow ‘guidelines’ do achieve real weight loss, in fact about .5 kg per week for those with 8 or more kilos to loss.
Put bluntly, it’s not fat that is making us fat, but rather sugar… or any food or drink that converts to sugar in your blood…. healthy or not!
Weight loss is often made so complex and can be confusing as the recommendations change so often, just have a look at your home library and see how many diet books you have in the bookcase?
So, if you are serious about weight loss give these a go for the next 4 weeks and let me know how it goes, I would love to hear about your triumphs and for you to be another Personal Best Fitness success story. Give it a go . . . what have you got to lose, just a few kilos!
Or if you would like some support with weight loss, this month we are launching our new dietflex 1 on 1 private online weight loss coaching.
If it is time to put yourself first, we are offering a few special ‘6-week kickstart weight loss’ packages right now. We only have space for 12 weight loss clients for our founder member offer.
If you’re at your ideal weight but know someone, member or not, who may be interested, just forward this email to them.
Would you like some more information on how it works? Text Yes to 0419 337 397. I’ll then organise a Zoom session to show you exactly how it works.
Master Personal Trainer
Dietflex Weight Loss Coach