The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
A double mastectomy, colloquially known as “top surgery”, can be one of the most life-changing experiences for a gender-diverse individual who was assigned female at birth.
Since the beginning of my coaching career, I’ve had the honour of helping multiple clients prepare for this procedure and safely return to training once recovered.
In this article, I’m going to share training and nutrition practices to create a sustainable and effective top surgery prep plan that I’ve been learning, perfecting, and developing for years.
So, if your top surgery is coming up, read on.
If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them, everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Do you ever feel like you have a harder time losing fat than other people?
First and foremost, you’re not broken.
The rules of energy balance still apply to you.
These rules state that eating more energy than you consume over a prolonged period of time will cause fat gain, and the opposite will produce fat loss.
However, there are certain factors that can make the consistent application of these rules in your daily life more challenging.
Some of these factors can influence your physiology, psychology, or both, in a way that makes adhering to a diet legitimately more difficult than it is on average.
Other factors can slow down or mask fat loss. So, although you’re getting results, you may not be able to detect them on the scale within the timeline you expected, so you could convince yourself that you’re doing something “wrong” when that isn’t the case.
In this article, I’m going to cover four of these factors and what you can do about them, if anything.
Importantly, they make fat loss challenging, but not impossible. Even if you can’t change them, you’ll still be able to achieve your goals with consistency, patience, and the guidelines I’m going to offer.
Let’s get started.
The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.
According to research, fitness goals are some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions.
However, most “New Year’s resolutioners” are unsuccessful.
When I was working as a personal trainer in a commercial gym, I witnessed the same cycle every year. Come January 1st, the gym would be flooded with new members. By March, most of them would disappear, never to return… until the following January.
So, if you’ve ever set fitness resolutions that didn’t stick, you’re not the only one.
Of the few studies conducted on this topic, most seem to show that the majority of participants abandon their resolutions after a few months.
For example, in 1985, a study by Norcross and colleagues reported that 77% out of 200 participants stuck to their resolutions for a week, but only 40% were still keeping up with them after six months.
If you’re thinking that a 60% failure rate after six months sounds pretty grim, that’s not all.
In reality, if you’re volunteering for a study measuring the success rate of New Year’s resolutions, you’re likely more motivated to achieve your goals than the average person.
Moreover, after the participants set their resolutions on an initial phone call with the New Year’s Resolution Project staff, they received seven follow-up phone interviews for the next two years.
If you know someone’s going to check on your progress every few months, you’ll probably take your resolutions far more seriously than if you were left to your own devices.
So, in real life, New Year’s resolutions likely fail even more often than in research.
However, since you’re reading this blog post, you are more motivated than the average person. By applying the four steps covered in the article, you’ll have better-than-average odds of succeeding, too.
You’ve come to the right website.
Let’s start your year with a bang.
Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.
Are you struggling to juggle a fat loss diet with a busy lifestyle?
I hear you.
The majority of my clients are hard-working people with demanding jobs, families to take care of, and ambitions to pursue other than their fitness goals. As a full-time coach, I also face the daily challenge of fitting my own training and nutrition around other commitments.
That’s why I strive to simplify fat loss, so that you can get great results and keep up with your lifestyle.
In this article, I’m going to share a four-step guide to maximising the efficiency of your fat loss diet.
Let’s dive in.
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