Do “fit” people struggle with fat loss

Photo Courtesy of: Elizaveta Mukminova

Photo Courtesy of: Elizaveta Mukminova

About several days ago I had an interesting conversation with a fellow personal trainer and business owner and a comment was made that put into words something that I had thought for quite sometime time.

“Compared to the average person we eat pretty clean and workout regularly but we still can’t believe that we are not leaner than we are.”

There are people are there that workout and eat fairly well, compared to the majority of the population; personal trainers, fitness buffs and gym rats to name a few. These are people that eat breathe and sleep workouts and proper nutrition, you know the ones that I’m talking about.

A question comes up from these people

“I workout 5x a week eat fairly well, but I can’t seem to stay lean or in shape.”

Now ,YES that is very variable based question with LOTS of what if’s and criteria to it, but let’s take this one step at a time.

Being a trainer I’ve run into all walks of life from people that seem to cut weight rather quickly and others that it’s a damn fight for every pound, and that doesn’t’ always include the beginner, but the people that have several years of lifting seasons under their belt.

These veterans get it, they workout and eat right, so why don’t they have a year around lean look?

What I’m going to say may rub a few the wrong way (#sorrynotsorry) and some are just theories from my personal observations and experiences so take this with a grain of salt. [Read more…]

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