This course is 18 weeks in length with weekly chapter readings, lectures, case studies and exams. Yes weekly exams.... Which means I won't be able to start the new season of House of Cards for a while....
All joking aside, this course is a 4 year nutrition science degree crammed into a rubix cube of fire.
But, I know down the road it will be worth it as I will be able to offer this new service to coach clients in person and online.
As I was reading through my first chapter I found something interesting, and thought I'd share with you.
Below are the 5 factors that are stopping you from achieving success in the fat loss and muscle gain department.
I will briefly go over each one below:
Many people blame their "genetics" for their lack of fat loss... Well it is true in SOME cases, but, its usually used as an excuse and not a valid reason.
If I had a client that is a recreational cyclist that wants to compete at a tour de france level, then yes this would be a case of genetics blaming.
But, if you're a office worker that sits at a desk 40-60 hours a week, coming in to the gym once a week for a training session and eats out for lunch 5 days a week, I don't think you blaming your genetics is the cause. This is a false mental safety net allowing you to think its not possible to loose weight..
If your form of exercise is sitting at a desk all day at work, then driving home sitting, then hopping onto the coach sitting and zoning out watching TV, this is probably not going to get you any where.
I always tell clients the minimum amount of exercise needed in the week is two hours. Ideally I'd want someone to be active 4 hours a week which will allow more adaptive change and fat loss.
Sometimes when I train clients and they are doing everything I tell them accordingly but are not seeing the hard work pay off, sometimes it might be something else.
Few examples are: thyroid imbalance, gastrointestinal dysfunction, sex hormone imbalance, etc. This is where I'd refer out to a dietitian or a naturopath that is open minded and not try to sell you on a "gluten free" diet....
I personally think this one is king over all. There has been some research out there showing that when people don't have a positive outlook on themselves or their goals and dreams, their chances of success with weight loss falls apart.
Until you have a positive outlook on the importance of health in your life, you might not ever get to your goal.
"I eat pretty well"
"I have a good diet during the week"
"I sometimes have a cheat meal"
Usually this is what clients will tell me, but obviously their methods are not working if they are not seeing the result they want.
Good nutritional choices is the key. Sometimes people just don't know how much or less they need to eat and staying consistent means when dealing with weight loss or muscle gain goals.
What do you think? Leave a comment below!