Why So Many Fail At Weight Loss

Why So Many Fail At Weight Loss

There are many reasons, but here are a few that seem to be apparent.

QUICK FIXES: Fad diets, smoothies, protein shakes/power protein bars, powders, pills, shots, specific length hard ‘Challenges’ or boot camp type workouts.

Let’s start with this: why does food have to be a ‘fad?’ What does Nutritional Food have to be called something (paleo/keto/atkins/mediteranien, blah blah blah).

It’s FOOD. Real food rots. Men, women and children are consuming 65-75% (PERCENT) of processed filler ‘fake food’ DAILY!

It’s not real. It’s full of chemicals and other dangerous fillers. There is NO nutrient density in processed/fake foods.

Smoothies? A myth of health and wellness. Think: Tab. Think: SlimFast. Think: Pre-packaged protein drinks. It’s high time to stop this.

These are ALL a liquid dump of sugar, chemicals, processed powders, fillers and what not.

Most people have ruined their body with what they consume.

They have inflammation, joint pain, fatigue, auto-immune issues, insomnia, brain fog, still have unhealthy excess body fat, and other health woes. They have no idea how to repair the damage by using food/nutrition for fueling the bodily system correctly. Your metabolism/energy system doesn’t have to lift a finger, so to speak, as you slurp down a meal. Never drink a meal.

I won’t even address pills and shots for weight loss.  The damage to the body from these are truly diabolical and horrifying. Just, no.

If there is obesity or unhealthy fat on the body and you are dealing with health and auto-immune issues, it is already inflamed on the cellular level and under massive distress and turmoil. The very last thing that a person should be doing is put more stress on an overweight, out of shape, no strength in ligaments, tendons, joints or lungs is with a hard challenge fad course. They will further ruin the body with more distress and inflammation. Think about it. It makes sense.

Ask yourself next time in a boot camp environment, where is the actual real world gym equipment? Are they offering chocolatey gooey bars for a snack before or afterwards?  Are they offering some some of powder substance to toss into your gorgeous perfect water? Think logically about this. Those things are not real foods and have no nutritional cellular benefits.

My 3 month course will get you monthly noticeable results and teach you more than you could imagine than spending the same amount for a year at one of these brick and mortars.  Shocking, but this is what most of my clients will tell you.  When they tell me this I usually just shake my head, tell them I’m super happy they’re here and then, we brush it off and get busy with the good stuff!

NO LIFE SKILLS/TOOLS: They are not being taught real life tools and skills about Nutrition and how to use real food to gently fuel the system so it can first, finally trust that you are no longer trying to kill it with your incorrect habits, and second heal and strengthen and begin to release fat.

This is a process of your body trusting you again. The more you give it what it needs (instead of what you want) – it heals. THAT is the path to lasting sustainable weight loss (after you learn all the skills and tools to get it off your body and internal organs).

PROPER STRENGTH WORKOUTS: If you are overweight, out of shape and weak in joints, ligaments and tendons – the last thing a body should be doing is box jumps and burpees, one-arm side planks, or even yanking ropes around. First – WHY? What exactly is that doing to help that type of body heal, repair, strengthen from the inside out? Those people usually end up hurt in some way, bulkier than when they began or just get no results. You don’t need loud music, sweating your patootie off, cheerleaders or high fives for a good workout. I’ve had many many clients come to me after this stuff.  We changed their game by learning and implementing skills and tools and gaining MONTHLY noticeable body and health changes through their course.

Your skeletal system is held up by your MUSCLES. What should be taught and slowly progressed through with an overweight out of shape body is how to properly use free weights and machines that are in every gym you walk into. How to hold a weight. How to flex specific muscles – so many don’t truly understand how to do this.  I teach you. Efficient, effective, non-damaging strength training needs to be learned and implemented. You don’t start by swinging heavy weights around. Without proper body strength and balance your spine will destroy itself. Lack in leg strength and proper postural alignment will wreck your knees. Want to heal and get strong? Learn to lift free weights and use all gym equipment – correctly, effectively and efficiently. That’s how you do it for lifelong health and aging well. It’s not a quick fix… it’s a LIFE STYLE and daily habits that create all your wellness.

 

By the way, this is my gym where my clients train:  This has everything a large, fully equipped gym does. It the front rooms in my home. My clients come here. I work one on one, back to back on the hour throughout my day. I love it, they love – it’s all good!

SABOTAGE and COPING TRIGGERS:  Ouch, this one is a tough one. Most use food and alcohol as coping mechanisms. This is a dangerous thing unless you are honest and aware of yourself enough to be able to learn healthier skills and tools when the shit hits the fan. Understanding your body and mind and how intricate the intestinal system all connects and contributes to mental health is essential.

You have to be bravely honest with yourself to know and understand yours. This could be attached to all kinds of things. For instance, perhaps you as a child equated food/treats with love.  Perhaps you went without so you, as an adult, think: Lack… it could go away, so eat it all while it’s there! It could from boredom, unhappiness, anger, bad sleep patterns, attention seeking, victim stance, job or family stress. Lack of worth from something in your youth where your subconscious will only let you reach soooo high, and then boom in comes the saboteur coping trigger! It could be anything. But it needs to be known, understood, and let go of. It no longer serves you in your adulthood.  It was implemented in youth and was there at the time to protect you, but now –  not so much.

Sabotaging yourself with excuses is a biggie as well.  Soooo many excuses, so little time.  Hmmmm…

FOCUSING ONLY ON SCALE:  It’s not the scale. It’s what you did and do that made that scale go there honey!  The scale should not be your focus at all in the beginning. Poor daily choices, lack of knowledge on how the body works and why what you’re doing is killing you slowly and making you fat, tired, sick and feel crappy – is what needs to be addressed. See above points because THEN and only then will you love what the scale tells ya.

Learn Nutrition correctly, learn strength training, learn to detox and lower cell/internal inflammation.  Come at your health and weight loss endeavors correctly and you won’t go wrong.

Your body is just waiting for you to treat it better.  Is it time we met and worked together?  Gosh, I hope so.  If only I could put each of my clients in this blog to tell you urgently to do so. Each month they physically and visually get better and better results as they progress through their courses. It’s quite outstanding to be a part of their willingness to take control and win the game. This Personal Trainer in Carmel and all surrounding areas has been helping residents for 20 years finally gain their body and health back.

Big hugs and blue skies,

Cindy

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