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Getting back in shape – 3 weight loss myths

October, 2020

Using a personal trainer for weight loss and to help you to get back into shape will yield better results than if you plow away at exercising yourself.

This is because a PT can structure a training plan so that you have a varied workout, take advantage of rest days for your body to recover and we can also help with nutritional information too.

That being said, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions around getting back in shape. From fad diets to different exercises, a lot of weight loss plans either don’t work, have limited effectiveness or can actually be bad for your health.

This is why I’m going to share 3 weight loss myths with you.

3 weight loss myths

#1 You need to workout vigorously every day

Weight loss and getting back in shape is about more than just tiring yourself 7 days a week at the gym or going for a run every evening.

For sure, exercise is important however you also need to allow your body to rest and recover.

Regular exercise throughout the week is recommended alongside a healthy diet. You don’t need to workout vigorously every day of the week but you do need to remain active.

#2 Carbs are inherently bad

We often hear that carbs are one of the root causes of putting on weight.

Really the same mantra applies to carbohydrates as it does any food – eat everything in moderation.

In fact, carbs are actually quite healthy for you. For example, the starch and fibre found in many carb heavy foods are ideal for providing energy as well as helping to cut the risk of developing certain conditions such as type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer.

#3 You can spot target fat

This is a very common myth and it is one that leaves people very frustrated.

You can’t target one part of your body that has excess fat with exercise and hope that you experience weight loss in that area. Many people do a lot of stomach crunches for example in an effort to eliminate belly fat – it doesn’t work like that.

Weight loss comes with consuming less calories than you use overall as well as participating in exercise that targets your whole body.

Getting back in shape with a PT

Losing weight isn’t easy. If it was, there wouldn’t be so many different diets out there and so called ‘miracle cures’.

The key to getting back in shape is really down to two things – eating a healthy and balanced diet and exercising on a regular basis so that you burn more calories than you consume. By burning off more calories than you eat each day, your body will start to lose weight.

If you are feeling a bit lost around getting back in shape, a personal trainer can be invaluable.

Not only to provide a tailored exercise plan that works around your current level of fitness and any injuries/health conditions you have, but also to provide expert nutritional advice.

Get in touch if you want to start your journey to a healthier and more active life.

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