Posted on 6 Apr 2016

Quick Fixes

Many clients come to us with a massive focus on weight. This is something that we are conditioned to do from a very early age. I have worked with many clients who get stuck in this vicious cycle of yoyo dieting or that they claim they have always been big or they have lost 100lb, the same 10lbs 10 times. Nowadays we have 2 types of adverts on tv, 1 advertises products and foods to cause you to put on weight and the others advertise products to help you lose that weight and normally they are both owned by the same mother company.

Most of the time when people want to lose weight it's a quick fix option. There is a birthday or holiday coming up and we have left it too late so will do anything within our power to make it get to that goal. The problem is for the 2 or 3 weeks we starve ourselves or live on weight loss shakes its manageable as we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and instead of changing one behaviour for a better one we just stop all relating behaviours. We don't have to think or take ownership we just do what we are told. The problem is once we hit that target the method we used to get there isn't sustainable and we have changed any behaviours that lead us to gain the weight originally so we go straight back to the weight we were previously and normally a lot quicker because we have starved ourselves and our metabolic rate has dropped to conserve energy.

Just imagine if you changed little bits of your diet and exercise and lost 1lb a week with a year you will have lost 52lb all from the right areas, all without missing out on the things you like to do, all without the health risks and that you you have become because of the journey will be a new you that will never go back.

Special blog post editorial from one of our FitFarms Health and Fitness instructors.

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