Are you struggling to lose weight and keep it off? You aren’t the only one. Loads of people have struggled with attaining a healthy lifestyle or overcoming a personal goal. However, with these great personal trainer tips we can give you a push in the right direction.
1. Meal prep
You can prep your meals for the entire week on the weekends. By doing this not only are you setting yourself up with a healthy week, but it’ll encourage you to eat what’s been made instead of wasting and looking for something less healthy. If you don’t have meals prepared you could find yourself feeling too lazy to make something in the evenings and end up ordering takeout.
2. Cut empty calories and replace with healthy snacks
Removing empty calories such as sugary/fizzy drinks from your diet and replacing them calorie cravings with some fruit and veg can do wonders. Not only will cutting out fizzy drinks help with some bloating but by eating more veg and fruit you’ll be getting good nutrients into your body.
3. Get support and seek accountability
It’s easy to lose motivation when no one is there to check on your progress, also not work out as hard as you could because you don’t have the support to push you or show you good form. By hiring a personal trainer you’ll get 1-2-1 training sessions with clear workout and meal plans as well as weekly check ins to make sure you’re achieving your goals.
The Cut Gym are personal trainers who priorities the clients needs and time above else. The Cut is a transformation gym that work on an appointment basis only to avoid overcrowding of equipment and facilities. This ensures clients are getting the most out of their time and money in each session.
4. Enjoy what you eat whilst losing weight
Losing weight or trying to have a healthy lifestyle shouldn’t be a punishment. It’s not about starvation and deprivation, it’s about feeling confident and healthy. Exercising regular and your calorie intake go hand in hand, depending on your goals. You can eat foods that you like and personal trainers will suggest healthy recipes that you can enjoy.
5. Don’t go all out
Don’t stop things or do more all at once. You need to do things gradually and form them as habits one by one to fully turn fitness into a lifestyle. If you do everything at once, you’ll end up hating it or getting frustrated and unmotivated. Support from a personal trainer can help you immensely to keep you on track and help you slowly get used to any changes.
6. Be realistic with your goals
Don’t be fooled by what you see on social media or by these lose weight quick products. You can’t rush the process, and everyone loses or gains weight at their own pace, no one’s body is the same. The best thing you could do for yourself is set realistic goals with achievable time frames. A personal trainer can help advise you on what is possible and what is best for your safety and targets.
7. Don’t be scared to weight train
When only doing cardio, you’re losing both muscle and fat. The more muscle mass we have means we are burning more calories even when we aren’t exercising. To lose weight most effectively mixing strength training at least 2-3 times a week amongst cardio can give you optimum results.