It’s not easy to take weight off and even more difficult to keep it from returning and bringing friends. That’s why seeking the help of a Red Deer weight loss expert trained in both nutrition and exercise can be a huge benefit. These individuals are personal trainers and are often the last stop for most people on a diet, since personal trainers help people solve weight loss problems permanently and put an end to yo-yo weight loss.
Personal trainers don’t take a cookie cutter approach to losing weight.
Before you begin any program with a personal trainer, he or she first assesses your fitness level, including finding weak muscle groups. The trainer then talks with you about your goals and any special needs you may have. Only then does the personal trainer design a program specifically for you. The program will challenge you, but still be within your ability.
You’ll learn a new way to eat.
Personal trainers don’t give you a diet, because diets don’t work. They always end, sometimes successfully and sometimes in a feeding frenzy that lasts a day or two. No matter how they end, you always go back to your old eating habits that put on weight in the first place, and then you see the pounds return. Personal trainers show you how to make changes to your eating habits. They might be substituting one food for another, such as apples for unhealthy snacks or Greek yogurt for sour cream. It may be learning new ways of cooking your favorite foods to make them less fattening. The changes may save only a few calories, but when you add them together, they make a huge difference. Most find they love the new way of eating and never feel hungry or deprived.
When you add exercise to the mix, fat willingly surrenders.
Fat cells have no chance when you combine a healthy way of eating with regular exercise. Losing weight means you have to eat fewer calories than you burn. While a healthy diet lowers your caloric intake, exercise increases the output, making pounds seem to fly off your body. As you build muscle tissue, you’ll burn more calories even when you’re not exercising, because muscle tissue requires more calories than fat tissue does.
You’ll have more energy and want to be more active, which helps you shed more pounds.
You’ll have a new outlook on life. Exercise stimulates the brain to create hormones that make you feel good, such as endorphins.
You’ll burn off the hormones created by stress. Cortisol is one of them and some studies show it may be partially responsible for fat around the abdomen.
You’ll sleep better at night, which eliminates much of the craving for sweet snacks midday to give you energy.