My name is glenn and i am a personal trainer & nutrition geek working in County Durham in ladies at leisure gym.
I am not jumping on any band wagon here or trying to persuade ladies that are on a diet to quit it. I would just love to educate ladies about diets, exercise and living a happier life, that's why I do my job after all.
Americam studies suggest that 95% of dieters eventually put more weight back on, below i will outline why this happens and why it is essential to conduct resistance training. Probably the 5% that don't are the lucky individuals who learn about the right way and start eating right and doing weights.
The main issue is that dieting without resistance training(weights) can cause 30 to 50% of your weight loss to come from lean tissue(muscle).
We already know now that the amount of lean muscle we hold is a prime controller for our metabolism and basal metabolic rate(how much fat we burn while chilling out).
So lose a load of weight on a diet and reduce your muscle by half, potentially stopping your metabolism and ensuring weight loss becomes imposssible in the future. You might slip back up to the same weight as before, but this time you hold less muscle which means you will have a bigger fat percentage - slower fat burning.
So fitness professionals could argue that diets are fuelling the issue they claim to cure. The reason we get fat is often due to poor habits eating and exercise, so a short term sollution simply doesnt work.
Even if you lose loads of weight, potentially half is muscle which can make you burn fat like a very old person. That is why old people get fat, its not just old age, sarcopenic obesity: getting fat because you lose muscle year on year.
After 25-30 yrs of age you roughly lose 3KG of muscle every decade snowballing between 40-50, this is why you get fat (middle aged spread) sarcopenia.
So if you get fat because you lose muscle with age why would you do anything, including dieting to reduce that muscle.
MY TOP TIP - TO LOSE FAT NEVER LOSE MUSCLE
If you must go to a diet club, then you must - must do some weights, even the government who are not good at health now recommend weights for more mature individuals.
In conclusion; stop dieting just eat whole food, lots of clean protein and do some weights.
Glenn (massive health geek) Hill
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