glenn hill personal trainer UK/NE
So many ladies have tried this diet, that diet, herbalife,weight watchers, juice plus and body by vi etc. You get the idea, the word diet comes from a latin word meaning way of life. However nowadays a diet is something that is generally agreed to be short term, you start and finish a diet, and thats one of the reasons why they dont work, studies suggest that 95% of people who lose weight on a diet regain it.
This figures are shocking other figures state that women lose their body weight up to 9 times in their life, again due to dieting.
The reason a very low calorie diet cannot work long term:
A very low calorie diet will put you in a catbolic state and you will be burning fat, however burning muscle too, it has been proven time and time again that your metabolism is linked to how much lean muscle you hold. Muscle burns more fat than fat at rest (metabolism), this we know but this is just half the story. More muscle makes you heavier and ensures a higher (NEAT) count, non exercise activity thermogenesis or the amount of calories it takes to move your body doing normal activities like walking the dog.
Dieting with out doing resistance training can cause 30 to 50% of the weight loss to come from lean tissue, this means you are losing some fat but slowing your metabolism down greatly. You will put more fat back on due to a slower metabolism.
What can you do?
.Don't ever do anything called a diet (short term),
.Have more lean protein in your diet(especially at breakfast - no cereal)
.Cut down on packaged food and bad carbs, bread,pasta,cakes,sugars
.Throw some weights around...ask ladies at leisure staff advice on this
.No more slow cardio(can remove muscle too) try more intense short bursts
A SIMPLE STRATEGY FOR FAT LOSS IS NEVER LOSE MUSCLE
Glenn(trying to keep the muscle on) hill