As with a lot of things if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. This particularly applies to rapid weight loss. I completely understand the lure of “diet plans” that promise the perfect body in 4 weeks but here are two basic truths about rapid weight loss:
1. It rarely works over the long-term because most rapid weight loss programs are not mentally, physically, emotionally or practically sustainable. So why start?
2. Losing vast amounts of weight in a short time frame (say, 2-5 kilos per week) is usually a loss of mostly water and muscle and some fat. Therefore lighter does not always equal leaner.
So rapid weight-loss is generally just a very effective way to lose muscle, get dehydrated and change your body composition for the worst…. and can completely screw up your metabolism. Badly!!
When you embark on a new eating or exercise plan have respect for your body – it’s the most amazing piece of machinery you will ever own. Question whether the changes you are starting are helpful to your body not just for the next month but also for the rest of your life.
A healthy, fit body takes time to create when you have neglected it for a while, but with time it will respond to what it needs – a little TLC from nutritious food, consistent exercise and rest, it is really that simple. We just need to learn to be patient!
If you’re looking to lose weight and don’t know where to start or what you should be doing (because lets face it you’re swamped with massive amounts of misinformation & BS from companies all offering you the world in the form of a pill or powder) then get professional and personalised advice. Do yourself a favour and sit down with a good Trainer who can review what you personally should be doing from the fitness side of things, as well as provide you with some general nutritional guidelines and advice on healthy eating (and if necessary refer you onto a nutritional specialist for more analysis and advice).
Life is short and you health is not just your most valuable asset, it’s your key to maximising your enjoyment of it… make the most of it! You’re worth it!
Adriana Solorzano – Owner & Head Personal Trainer
P.S. If you want help or would like to make a time to sit down with one of our GREAT Trainers then give us a call on 1300 110 884 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange for an obligation free consultation.