Thinking to maintain an overweight body is different to the thinking that would maintain a slim body!
Eating to lose weight is different than eating to maintain the weight lost!
Losing ‘weight’ is altogether different to ‘Burning body fat‘!
I accomplish everything with nothing more than same 3 elements that anybody who has ever lost any weight has used :
MOST IMPORTANTLY your Mindset is the make or break to making everything happen Successfully. This is the area people focus on the least or not at all, and yet it is more important that your nutrition or your exercise.
Eating differently for example is a mindset, not an action only. A before B is logical. B before A is illogical.
Changing your diet without ‘first’ changing your unconscious conditioning that controls it, will not work long term, as an example.
Your mental approach to managing any weight lost / burnt is of paramount significance and quite literally is the make or break of your Success or not. This is where I start when I am Coaching anyone.
Dieting is a poor approach. There are many ways to achieve a calorific alteration – that leads to an increased metabolic rate – that leads to fat burning!
If you ask an average / random 100 people of the street ‘what is a calorie‘ for example, do you know that on average 99 – 100 cannot answer the questions correctly! There are definitions and guesses given yes but none are accurate … YET studies show that out of an average 100 people again who go on a diet, 90 – 95 restrict their calories as their strategy!
How informative that is! it means there are a lot of people who are out there right now who are doing something they have no clue about! and running a pattern that has also not worked very well previously – but running it again, anyway!
There is no judgement here, I am merely pointing out that as a society we do some pretty daft things in Life.
So if you want to be different than the rest – you need to do something different – to the rest, as well as to what you have done before in the past, thus highly likely you need a change in your Psychology as mentioned.
This is the second hardest part of the ingredients that people struggle with.
Mindset is the ingredient that people pay the least attention too or not even at all, the nutritional side is usually the first ( for some the only ) ingredient in the formula they pay attention too.
Outside of mindset, in the physical alone ( nutritional and exercise ) exercise / activity or whatever you call it personally, IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE – QUICKEST – HEALTHIEST – AND MOST SUREFIRE WAY to achieve an increased metabolic rate and thus – increased metabolism to burn fat.
I Coach individuals to have them understand that the movement side of the formula is of gargantuan importance. I then Coach the individual through an appropriately based activity regime that is fun for them – yes you read correct – FUN! and I Coach the same individual day in day out if required, for however long it takes, to get them ‘conditioned’ and have the physique / figure they sought.
Exercising for fat burn is different to exercising for weight loss! Exercising for Health is different to exercising for Fitness! Exercising to maintain is different to exercising to attain in the first instance! Your activity MUST be geared toward raising metabolism.
For some clients I Coach in weight loss and weight management, I simply create a template for them to work from and they ‘go off’ with that as they may only have a small amount to lose and or they are generally clued in.
Other clients, however, prefer me to fully facilitate their diet and exercise directly and on a regular basis. I will formulate an appropriate nutritional and activity-based regime that fits into their Lifestyle without disturbance. I will then interact with the client as frequently as the client requests / needs. This is more extensive of course but different people require different levels of assistance.
In other instances, the client will hire me to live in with them literally for the entire month or longer …
I move into their home ( usually it is a big one so there’s room for me! ) and I monitor, manage and action the entire program of their psychology, nutrition and activity all day every day with the client ensuring their weight loss Success. Then, helping them to manage and maintain the weight lost going forwards.