All posts tagged: #DietCoach

STRONG LIKE MOMMY Biweekly Progress – Jovana G.

I’ve been a little behind showcasing my STRONG GIRLS client progress but thought I would start off with an insane one so I’ll just say this – Crazy. That’s the word that echoes in my head when I see Jovana Golubovic’s progress…and this is just from the back! My client Jovana came to me a few months ago looking to lean out and, as a former competitive athlete in Basketball, frequently engaged in lengthy Bootcamp classes, some occasional CrossFit, and way too much cardio for my liking so we scaled all of that back and focused on exercise that was more inline with her goals by lowering volume, focusing on mobility and intensity as we created a reasonable caloric deficit through her diet which included plenty of food flexibility. Because of her competitive sports history in the past, Jovana also had a number of injuries including a torn rotator cuff, a torn meniscus, and some older ligament tears in her ankles so this was no easy task to navigate through. Fast forward to today and …

Non-Scale Victories

When my clients check-in with me, usually they’re so fixated on the scale as a measure of success or failure. Quite often (when compliance is high), there are so many other wonderful victories that are far more important to highlight such as: i) better overall health ii) more energy iii) looser pants iv) look better in clothes v) strength vi) tighter and leaner looking physique vii) looser rings viii) healthier and responsible eating habits ix) compliments x) and (even better) MORE compliments! (you’ll only understand this if you’ve been compliant) To me, the scale tells us our relationship to gravity…and not much more than that. It is one piece of analysis that I use to gauge dieting success. Without a doubt, the NON-SCALE VICTORIES are much more amazing than the number in-between our feet.

DIET COACHING – is it right for you?

Coach – /kōCH/ Definition – An athletic instructor or trainer Many of my clients come to me with stories of countless attempts at weight loss. These attempts vary from mild (to even extreme) starvation, portion reduction, no carbs, no fats, clean eating, fat burning pills, miracle shakes, cleanses, workout videos, various forms of exercise, etc – the list goes on and on and on. For the amount of people that start a program, there are very few that achieve their overall desired goals. Before I continue I have to point out that goals and results are 2 very different accomplishments. Some make progress but it is usually the same story, “My program worked great because I lost ‘x’ amount of lbs the first month but then it stopped and I gained it all back” or “Everything was going so well and I lost so much weight in the beginning but then I stopped and I gained at all back plus more”. ** For the record, these aren’t GREAT programs if you gained back the weight …

STRONG MOMMY Biweekly Progress

With all of my new clients kicking butt on their programs with high compliance, I am so excited to be sharing their progress this week. My veteran girls have been such a huge source of inspiration and guidance that almost everyone is right on track. One of the most common questions I receive in the biweekly reports is – “Am I getting a new program?”. Program updates depend on the individual and (most importantly) progress. When I design a program it is extremely thorough and detailed, made solely for the purpose of my client and their goals. The benefits from the program (and any program) manifest over time and through consistency. That being said, I had to repost TEAM STRONG GIRLS Maud R’s awesome progress over her first 10 weeks…in which I didn’t change her program at all aside from opening up food flexibility in the form of FREE MEALS and PWO ice cream. A great program is one that doesn’t have to be fiddled around with and by adhering to the plan thoroughly, results …

Your Coach is your biggest supporter…talk to them and do it often

In my experience one of the biggest reasons for not succeeding on a diet is thorough communication between client and coach, therefore, resulting in reverting back to old behaviours that are no longer useful. Having a coach means you’re a TEAM and allows you to ask questions to utilize their experience to help you succeed. Many of us have proven time and time again that we can follow a program for 2 (or even 4) weeks with minimal struggle. The strategy I design is straight forward and very meticulous in detail so while this can be an extremely easy read, it certainly doesn’t mean our schedules will abide to our plan. What it comes down to is life will always get in the way. Whether it’s family, work, holidays, events, or emergencies there will always be something that comes up over the span of your diet. When something arises that is out of our control causing us to temporarily fall off track, the best course of action is to get right right back on plan …

Investments and Fat Loss

I had a great conversation with my Investment Advisor today about stocks. We were talking about the follies of moving around your money between blue-chip companies too much just because the stock dips slightly. When the market isn’t in crisis and the economy is moving forward, in most cases, it will always work in your favour to leave your money in place especially if the company has a history of performing at a steady rate over time. My advisor was telling me how often it is a client moves money out of ‘Company A’ and into ‘Company B’ because the stock hasn’t moved in 15 to 30 days only to see the price increase after they have made the switch. The morale of the story is let the blue chip company perform and invest for the long term. When it all registered to me, I immediately thought of dieting and plan adjustments. “When am I getting my next plan?” is the question that is echoed to me on a regular basis. A great plan is …