You joined a gym, are going to group fitness classes, started eating “healthy”, and you STILL aren’t seeing results. Does this sound like you? This can be extremely frustrating. Whether your goal is to build muscle, lose fat, etc., there are a variety of factors that can play into whether or not you successfully reach your goals. We thought it may be helpful to share a few of the top reasons we often see with our new clients who have tried it on their own and not had the success they were hoping for.
- You are eating too many calories. Obviously this applies to weight loss. Eating “healthy” does not guarantee you will lose fat. If you aren’t consistently in a caloric deficit, you will not be able to lose fat. We recommend using a food tracking app to determine if you are consuming the right amount on a daily basis to ensure a caloric deficit.
- You aren’t doing strength training. Without including strength training into your workout regimen, you are missing out on the wonderful opportunity of building lean body mass, aka muscle, which will increase your metabolism and allow your body to utilize calories more efficiently.
- You aren’t eating enough. Referring back up to building lean muscle mass, your body needs a sufficient amount of calories, coming from the proper ratio of macronutrients to effectively do that. If you aren’t getting the right amount of these, you will be shorting yourself of maximum results.
As you can see, it is important to find your sweet spot with calories and macronutrients regardless of your goal. If you need help with this, there are tons of free online calculators, and you can also get this assistance from a health and fitness or nutrition professional. At Body By Bam, we take the guess work out of it all for our clients. With our custom meal plan, we have figured out an optimal way for you to reach your goals, and we can teach you the tools to carry this on for the rest of your life! Schedule a consultation today if you relate to anything in this post!