A: This is the most common complaint I hear.
There are a few possibilities: “Healthy” doesn’t always mean the right amount, quality or macronutrient balance of food; you might not be training hard enough to create the necessary caloric deficit over what you’re eating; you might be under-eating which can cause your metabolism to slow down to conserve energy and your body to store fat vs. burn it; you may be overtraining which will do the same thing, or a combination of these. I will prescribe you science-based, metabolic conditioning workouts and a livable dietary plan that will help you burn the most fat possible and cause visible change in your body composition.
A: Whether or not you’re trying to lose weight, injuries are the #1 reason people lose their motivation to stay on track. To prevent this, I conduct a Functional Movement Screen for all new clients to see where the imbalances are in their mobility, stability and flexibility, and then create a sound training program to correct them. I want each one of my clients performing optimally for their greatest success.
A: Since LEANPower! is a lifestyle change program and not a quick-fix, you will be learning new behaviors around food and exercise designed to last a lifetime. How quickly you achieve your ideal weight depends upon how closely you follow the program guidelines and how your body responds. Remember, it will be customized just for you, based on your motivation level and readiness to change. For those who have a baseline of fitness and an active metabolism, the general rate of weight loss is about 2-3% body fat loss or 5-10 pounds per month, which is considered a healthy rate of weight loss for lasting results.
A: It’s never too late! Even though the metabolism continues to slow as we age, my own mother followed the LEANPower! program when she was 70 and lost 20 pounds. It’s all about being motivated, disciplined and consistent in your efforts, and you’ll have me to coach you every step of the way.
A: Yes, we’ve had numerous young people come through the program and do quite well. As long as this is something that she wants, I would want to meet with the two of you together in the first Consultation. I can coach her on how to make better food choices while we provide her with structured physical activity, but we require all participants under the age of 21 to see a licensed nutritionist as well.
A: Most busy people need to have an appointment to get them into the gym. And diabetes and heart disease are greatly on the rise in our society. LEANPower! would benefit him greatly because not only will we be getting him to exercise, I will be simultaneously coaching him on ways to eat better for good health.
A: Absolutely. One of the things I will be coaching you on is how to “take the program with you” wherever you go. We’ll stay in touch through email, and I will give you tips on how to keep up with your diet and training while you’re on the road. Many people have hectic schedules, but if you never take that first step toward better health something will always get in the way.