Are you over training and over eating?

I’ve learnt more about nutrition since I first wrote this.

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I’ve just come to the end of a workout with one of my clients and we’re having a debrief. She peruses the gym and a quizzical look crosses her face. Lowering her voice and coming closer to me, she says, ‘All these people seem to be at the gym all the time yet nothing ever changes. They don’t look any different.’

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More can be less

I roll my eyes back and nod at the same time knowing my client is wondering whether she is wasting her time doing sessions with me. Of course, my answer is ‘no’, so I explain as concisely as possible why. They are in what’s known as ‘negative training’: eating too much and training too much. In other words, they place too many physical demands on their body without giving it time off to recover and adapt. They don’t fuel it with the right nutrition and…

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Make Weight loss a life-style you love

Has your life-style got the better of you?

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It’s so easy to resign yourself to never being able to lose weight and get fit. I was there 2 years ago. 30kgs over weight, bikini shy, avoiding the camera. 

Does that sound like you?

The prospect of losing 30kgs seemed impossible. I knew it would take over a year to get to my ideal weight and that was way too long. Restricting calories, going without my favourite foods, not being able to join in with the shared lunches seemed like my worst nightmare.

But I was far from happy. My weight problem was really getting me down. I was self-conscious walking down the street, head down to avoid catching sight of my reflection in a shop window.

I had to do something about it. 

I thought about my former self and cast my mind…

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