What works and what doesn’t

It’s no secret that hard work and dedication gets results. Push yourself over the course of your challenge and be proud of what you have achieved at the end.

What Works

 

Balance

Life is all about balance. You have probably heard this a million times before however, we all know we are more likely to stick to a plan if we enjoy it, it’s varied and it allows us to indulge now and again.

Consistency

Consistency really is key to making your plan a success. Creating routine will ensure you stay on track and crush your training goals.

Training to a slight calorie deficit

Simply put: If you burn more calories than you consume you will lose weight and burn body fat.  This really is all it comes down to when embarking on your weight loss journey.   However, if you are in too much of a calorie deficit you won't be able to sustain this and it’s likely you will start to burn out and fall off course.

Hard work 

It’s no secret that hard work and dedication gets results. Push yourself over the course of your challenge and be proud of what you have achieved at the end. It will make your victory so much more enjoyable knowing you have worked hard for it.

Train harder if you want to eat more

Increasing your exercise will help to deal with an increase in calories but if those calories are coming from unhealthy foods then you will not see the results you’re after. The old saying still stands ‘you can’t out train a bad diet’.

What Doesn't

Diet

Diets do not work longterm. The number of times I have heard people say I'm on this new diet or a tea detox and then 3 months later they are back to square one looking for the next new thing to try. You need to create a lifestyle change that can be sustained for the long term.

Avoiding carbs

Don't be afraid of carbohydrates. They are after all our primary energy source. The key is to know what carbohydrates to include into your meals to boost performance and change body composition. Remember the small calorie deficit rule.

Quick fixes

If you're looking for a quick fix then I’m afraid you’ve come to the wrong place. This is an area I’m very passionate about. I can’t see the point in a quick fix via ‘tea detoxes’ or ‘super low calorie diets’.   These programs aren't sustainable and as soon as the individual falls back into their normal routine again they end up where they started. Where’s the sense in 'yo-yo’ing' and going through 4-5 diets every year because you haven’t been educated on how to maintain a lifestyle change that takes into account the fun stuff like holidays, birthdays and the silly season! 

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