It isn't all about the calories!! It is about the type of food we eat. Unprocessed whole raw foods take more energy=calories to break down. For example, protein takes 20% of it's energy just to break it down. So le'ts say you eat 500 calories of protein a day. Your body only takes in 400 because it took 100 calories just to break down the protein.
Although my title and profession is that of a personal trainer, I really consider myself more of an educator. Due to the conflicting information about health and weight loss, most clients that I meet are misinformed and confused about wellness. In order for weight loss to be permanent and life sustaining, it’s essential to start making connections between our health and daily food choices. Everything that we ingest has a direct cause and effect.
This topic came up last night and, as a trainer, is something that can be very frustrating for the trainer/client relationship.
You are working as a team and workouts and cardio are going great and gains are being made and the body shape is changing.... BUT... the client isn't losing weight.
My personal work with a client starts with setting a fitness/activity goal and a weight goal (if need be).
Marketing, one of those things that can create confusion especially in our world of fitness. Here is what I think are some of the phrases we hear in fitness that may confuse consumers. We have all seen it from the words "toning" "lean" "weight loss" and the most infamous, "long lean muscles". Also "six pack abs" "bigger", "stronger", "shredded", and just get "jacked". I don't know if you noticed, but marketing words used as my examples definitely target specific genders.
People argue about carbs, fats, and everything in between.However, almost everyone agrees that protein is important.Eating plenty of protein has numerous benefits.It can help you lose weight (especially belly fat), and increase your muscle mass and strength, to name a fewThe recommended daily intake (RDI) is 46 grams for women, and 56 grams for menHowever, many health and fitness experts believe that we need much more than that.Here is a list of 20 delicious foods that are high in protein.
So the other day I went over the meaning of FITTE and how to apply that when designing your fitness routine. If you haven’t read that one don’t worry…you can wait for the movie version when I release it in theatres in the summer. Now I want to go over some strategies or behaviors you can adopt in order to help keep your weight loss goals on track.