My personal training clients and Boot camp attendees fat-loss results soared once they addressed these. Here’s how yours can too…
When many of my personal trainer clients and Boot camp attendees first contacted me, they were struggling with one (or all) of the following ‘S’s’.
It was only once that they had addressed them all, they began to notice the biggest changes in their fat-loss. Having personal experience of this also explains why I struggled for so many years to maintain a healthy body and happy lifestyle.
There’s no special ‘secret formula’ to losing fat successfully (ie, keeping it off without yoyo-ing, starving or doing anything silly.) However, I believe achieving permanent fat-loss is NOT possible without taking into account the following 3 S’s, if they are not already being worked on.
We produce most of our growth hormone (GH) when we sleep. One of its many functions is its fundamental role in fat-loss. While sleeping, the body balances two hunger-controlling hormones – ghrelin and leptin. As hunger-management is a fundamental part of weight loss, sleep is imperative! You may have already experienced how not having enough sleep makes you feel hungrier the next day.
Fortunately, there are many strategies that can be applied to start improving you sleep. I’ve written a couple of blogs on what helped me personally, and a brilliant book I thoroughly recommend, and have to many personal training clients is The Sleep Book, by Dr Guy Meadows.
Have you noticed how hard it is to get anything done when stressed? This has exactly the same effect on our attempts to lose unwanted fat. The more stressed you are, the more stress hormone cortisol is released in your system.
The body does not recognise the difference between stress from a difficult day or stress from impending danger (that we would have experienced in cavemen days.) Stress is stress!
It then releases this hormone in order to help us reach safety, which affects how the body utilises its fat stores. The body cannot perform its hundreds of thousands of functions (including shedding unwanted inches) properly while stressed.
The stress antidote! Self-care is unique to every individual. It might mean taking some quiet time each day to focus on your breathing, meditation or yoga. It might mean putting yourself first or saying no, without feeling guilty. It might mean removing negative people from your life or limiting the time spent with them.
It was only when I recognised the fundamental role that self-care plays in achieving permanent fat-loss, that I finally stopped yoyo-ing. Combined with addressing my sleep and stress levels enabled me to cultivate a life and way of living I never thought would ever be possible. I’ve never been happier to have proved myself wrong!
To learn how these 3 S’s can start working for you too, Contact me to apply for your free consultation today!