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The Number One question asked by bootcampers answered
“I’m doing all this exercise but I haven’t lost any weight” 99.999% of the time the answer lies in what you’re eating.
99.999% of the time the answer lies in what you’re eating. But don’t worry, it’s not a case of blame. Food companies, diet programmes, nutrition businesses etc have lied, tricked and cajoled you for years in to believing what they sell, and their way is the answer and conveniently they also sell all the food that will give you the size 8 beach body. Coincidence?
Education is the way forward because when you understand what you’re eating and drinking and, ultimately, fuelling your body with, you can then understand why you exhibit certain results, behaviours and why you sometimes experience problems.
First of all you need to follow the diet you were given on day one. I didn’t write it for the good of my health, I wrote it for the good of yours. It’s not a “4 week drop a million stone and get ripped” kind of deal, it’s a set of guidelines that should govern the way you eat and drink for the rest of your life. Scary thought huh? Once you get over the initial trepidation though it’s really quite simple and you can start to work with it rather than be ruled by it. Simple principles:
• Eat five meals a day
• Each meal should contain protein (P), carbohydrate (C) and fats (F)
• Each food component (P,C,F) should be a handful at each meal
• Eat food that is as close to it’s natural form as possible – forget pre-prepared or pre-wrapped
• If you can’t pronounce a word on the ingredients list or it sounds like a chemical, don’t eat it!
There are a few more in your handbook but those are the basic rules. My diet is based on one of the best researched and produced diets ever made called the Elimination Diet (by Dax Moy) which just produces awesome results. I’ve made my own tweaks to simplify based on what has worked in the past without detracting from results.
Are you the type of person who says “Yes I’ll have that donut; I’ll burn it off later at bootcamp”? Or, “I’ve done loads of exercise, I deserve the extra glass of wine”? If so, quite simply that’s why you’re fat.
We crave things because their effects are still acting upon our system. You need to eliminate them from your diet in the same why you do with a detox. That way you won’t be tempted. Only with total immersion in a new nutrition system can you get results.
Use this advice and make good decisions:
• Don’t do things by half
• Make the decision to commit and don’t look back
• Get stuck in!
For more information check out http://www.pbfit.co.uk/
Rainhill Personal Trainer