Did you ever play with a yo-yo when you were younger?
I remember them being great fun as a kid.
But as I’ve got older I’ve started to associate those little round
pieces of ‘plastic on string’ with DIETS!!
The yo-yo diet effect.
Now I used to fall victim of this effect.
You know the one…
Where in the short term you change your eating / drinking and activity levels and then experience some short term benefits.
This happens a lot in January or just before an important event where we want to look our best – Summer holiday or someone’s wedding.
BUT [capitals and bold to emphasise this But]
After aforementioned special event our appetite increases and our bodies are programmed to hold on to the fat – leading to weight gain and ending up worse off than when the whole process started [don’t get me started on how this then messes up our metabolism]
Have you ever experienced the yo-yo effect?
Which is why I do not recommend dieting.
Instead I recommend lifestyle changes.
I recommend healthy eating [80% of the time]
Please don’t look at me though as some out of touch with the real world typical Personal Trainer that eats the same meat and veg out of tupperware every day.
I enjoy my food too much to be one of them.
It’s then always good to see this type of advice backed up by Science.
There is a doctor called Dr Michael Greger [an American physician] that has a book out named ‘How Not To Diet”
& he says
“Going on a diet is the WORST thing you can do. All the quick fixes promoted by the $50m weight loss industry is rubbish as they are programmed for you to fail”
“Diets don’t work by definition because the very thought of going on to a diet implies that you are going to go off it” – and once you’re off it, the pounds will pile back on and you will be back [or worse] where you started.
Cut down on your process foods.
- Cut down on your sugar.
- Cut down on your liquid calories.
- Eat more fruits and veggies.
- Eat more protein.
and start to monitor the amount of calories in certain foods.
Try and stay within your daily requirement if you wish to lose weight.
[let me know if you need help working this figure out]
Our new and updated Nutrition App helps everyone to
adopt this strategy.
Any questions regarding the above just let me know.
I’ll try my best to help.
PS: We are still full but let me know if you want to join our waiting list should anyone drop out in January.