There is unfortunately more than one fad in the health and fitness industry and too many times people get caught up in clever advertising about the “latest and greatest” fads that over promise and under deliver. There are no “magic pills” or quick fixes only consistency and persistence.
Do you think society as a whole became unhealthy over night? No. Fast food, instant, quick and easy nutritional choices has seen a dramatic decline in health as a whole for the general population. No longer is it a sit-down meal at the dining table with protein and fresh veggies or protein and fats for breakfast. All that is a thing of the past now replaced with a high carb and high sugar, low nutrient meal instead of the good ol’ meat and three veg.
We now see “fat blaster” or ‘get slim and tone’ meal replacements on the supermarket shelves that are boxed and wrapped with clever advertising to entice anyone who is either trying to lose weight or start their own health and wellness journey. All these products are what are destroying our metabolism slowly but surely, from the inside out we are damaging our bodies’ ability to burn fat. Promising things like quick results or slim and toned abs but if you read the fine print, the information these companies don’t want the consumer to know about their product is that it all has an expiration date. Five weeks or six weeks or a 10-week detox plan. What consumers don’t realise is what happens after that time period.
After 10 weeks of being on a calorie deficient diet and then going back to the same eating habits as before the detox plan started, what do you think is happening on the inside? A fad diet often cuts so many calories that, instead of increasing your metabolism to burn fat, it slows down your metabolism to conserve its energy. That’s why when people come to RFT seeking help we encourage people to eat several small, balanced meals per day to continuously provide energy to keep metabolism moving. Also helping the body to burn a slow burning flame of energy all day long, stabilising our blood sugar levels and saving us from crashing and burning around 3pm and grabbing the closest sugary food nearby. Under eating is just as bad as over eating. Under nourishing the body and depriving it of nutrients is exactly what these fad diets are all about. Within the five meals per day that we recommend to our clients we want them to be filled with nutrients because as we know the more nutrients, quality based foods that enter the body the better. A healthy balanced diet mixed with regular movement each week we know that those nutrients are going to flood the body making us more efficient fat burners and more healthier humans.
The bottom line is eat 70% earth made foods, 20% man made foods and 10% of your diet can be relaxed. And by “relaxed” we mean a healthier version of a “treat” or take away food. Such as Grilled for dinner or maybe even a raw treat such as a vegan based chocolate bar something that will satisfy your sweet tooth but not undo all your hard work.
If you are over spending your years on diets, yo-yoing from one to the next and you are looking for more long-term results then Real Fitness Training is the place to experience. Being an educational based personal training studios we have been changing and crating healthier lifestyles since 2013 throughout the Hills District community.
Take the guess work out of your nutrition and exercise program and book in for a complimentry wellness consult and let an RFT Coach design the right program for you. Get in contact with us today