One of the most frustrating aspects for those who embark on a weight loss program is when the trainee feels as if they are busting their tail during their workouts, but they still aren’t losing weight. A person who is in training to lose weight can feel like giving up if they embark on a weight loss program that seemingly renders no positive results. When this usually takes place, a trainee will find that the issue isn’t with their exercise program. These trainees will find that they aren’t losing weight despite a hard core exercise program, because they aren’t making the dietary changes that they need to, in order to support weight loss.
As the saying goes, the numbers don’t lie. This is true in so many aspects of life, and achieving weight loss is one area where this is certainly true. If a trainee is eating in a manner that adds calories to their body, they will find that their weight loss goals will either be stunted, or the trainee will gain weight in certain areas. Weight loss happens when there is a calorie deficit that takes place. In order for true weight loss to take place, the calorie deficit needs to be created in a two-fold manner.
First, one must engage in a fat burning program such as an exercise program. Activity that works to take the weight off will certainly create a calorie deficit. However, the second part of a weight loss program involves one’s diet. A trainee must eat in a manner that supports weight loss. There is no way around this fact. Despite this fact, many trainees will try to re-invent the wheel, so to speak. They will continue to eat fattening foods that simply keeps weight on their bodies. Or, they will engage in self-sabotaging habits such as eating late night snacks. They will continue to eat sugary treats and other empty calories. They will also indulge in drinking alcoholic beverages, otherwise known as liquid calories.
In short, some trainees want to realize the benefits of weight loss, without making the sacrifices that weight loss requires. If a trainee wants to sincerely lose weight, then they need to understand that when it comes to the numbers of weight loss, weight loss entails 80 percent nutrition, and it entails 20 percent exercise. Not only does a trainee have to eat in a manner that creates a calorie deficit, but they need to eat a diet that supports the type of exercise plan that they are engaging in. They need to eat a diet that allows them to absorb enough nutrients in order to power them through a workout. The good news for a trainee is that a proper weight loss diet promotes more exercise. More exercise promotes a healthy weight loss diet. The two work hand in hand for long term weight loss success.
If you’re ready to turn up your fitness and nutrition plan, come talk with John or myself. We’re ready to help you become your own success story.