Imagine that person at the gym you see who gets multiple personal training sessions per week.
Every time you see them with their trainer they are going hard with medicine balls, doing crazy looking things with kettlebells, and, of course, the half-yoga stretch contortions at the end of the workout for good measure. Despite the seemingly strange varieties of exercises, their shirt’s sweat level indicates that a killer workout took place, nonetheless.
With all this, however, they seem to almost never look any better.
This is most-likely because of some things that the personal trainer isn’t sharing with the client you’re (we’re) snooping on.
If you are currently that person going through all the rigorous personal training sessions and getting nowhere with how you want to look, these three small tips may help you get on the path to the look you wanted when you first thought of hiring a personal trainer.
If you’re the person snooping, this will help you too.
1. The 500 calorie snack of “healthy” foods you just ate negated all your hard work
How hungry are you After that hard workout? How many times have you finished that early morning workout with your personal trainer and got to work buzzing from your workout high, just to have lunchtime hunger knock you off your game like a freight train? How satisfied were you with that salad you had every intention on eating? How many times have you gone to the vending machine just to peruse the “healthy” snacks and ended up with 500 calories worth of peanuts and meat sticks?
Knowing what to eat and what exercise really means in terms of your weight loss goals are topics often missed by well-meaning personal trainers. It seems like a huge part of your weight loss program is missing when the understanding of how food affects your body is either missed totally, or made to be overcomplicated. Avoiding or creating complexities where there need not be in terms of what you’re eating is causing you to waste precious time and money and is making your weight loss program to suffer.
2. You’ll lose more money by NOT understanding how food uniquely affects your body
How many times have you heard you have to eat “healthy?”
What does that mean?
If you’ve been in a gym for a time, you’ve probably seen the cookie-cutter paper given by training staff of foods you can eat (“healthy” foods) and foods you can’t eat. It’s time to put a stop to that because it just doesn’t help or make sense, and, if you’ve been reading the Cornerstone Weight Loss blog, you get that.
The longer you go punishing yourself with too much exercise (yes, too much) and overpaying for services that aren’t aiding in the success of your individual, unique weight loss program, the more ready you’re going to be to quit your fitness dreams altogether.
Who could blame you?
The solution to this challenge can be found in understanding how food affects your body in a common sense way that will put you in control of how you look.
When you finally understand that an effective weight loss program is built upon a solid foundation of knowledge that pertains to your unique nutritional needs, is made psychologically healthy by starting with the foods you enjoy eating, and is fortified by tactically using certain macronutrients to keep you full and satiated, then you’ll be in control of how you look forever.
The necessary move to begin this process usually starts with getting help from a weight loss professional who has been there, done that, and has helped many people just like you do the same.
3. You can actually accurately figure out how much food you need to eat to achieve weight loss and it’s closer to the mark than those fancy equations
What is your Metabolic Snapshot?
(Get it free here, just wait for the pop-up as you scroll down the screen)!
Put a little differently, how much food do you need per day to maintain your weight? How much to begin losing weight? I
t seems like your personal trainer may have not helped guide you to these essential answers, and that’s forgivable because not everyone knows how important knowing these things are. This foundational knowledge about you, however, is essential so you don’t kill your weight loss plans before they begin.
From reading these three things your personal trainer isn’t telling you, you’re probably thinking that Cornerstone Weight Loss thinks that exercise is not all that important. That couldn’t be any further from the truth, exercise is tremendously important, however if you don’t know how the food you’re eating is affecting your body you could be doing a great deal of exercise in vain. You could be wasting a vast amount of time and money not achieving your weight loss goals.
Imagine having more time and money to spend with people you loved and hitting your weight loss goals. It’s like having your cake and eating it too! (Oh, the irony).
Feel free to say no here and disregard this completely, but next time you’re around your personal trainer ask him or her to go into depth about food intake. Ask him or her about being in a negative energy balance and that you may want to better understand how food affects your body in a common sense way. Personal trainers who have integrity will love going over this with you, however, if you find resistance and are perceiving that you are being brushed-off or lied-to, it seems best to seek help somewhere else.
At Cornerstone Weight Loss we help you better understand how food affects your body in a common sense way that will put you in control of how you look. In order to get in touch with a professional who can help tailor your weight loss plan to you, click below, fill out the information, and a member of the Cornerstone Weight Loss team will reach out to you to get the results in weight loss you deserve.