Saturday, 27 June 2009

New start

I spoke to my personal trainer as things are not going well diet wise. My fitness has improved a great deal but have only lost 2 kg since February :-(

So we discussed it for a while and then he quickly realised that I wasn't eating enough protein and too many carbs. So he suggested to try for one month to leave out all carbs and have protein in every meal. I am such a pasta lover and not sure at all how this will go. But I am willing to try and see if that will help. He also said that I was eating way too much sugar in my food and that it changes into fat and he thinks that might be the reason why I am not losing. So will try to include more protein in my diet and see where it goes.

I thought I knew everything there is to know about dieting. Well here it shows that I still have a lot to learn about it...

I have also decided that I won't do the calorie counting I was doing before. I have read that the apple shape girls (which is definitely me!!) shouldn't do a calorie counting diet but just eat healthy with a lot of protein and veggies. I will try that and hopefully my weight will go down. I had to change things drastically as I am so fed up with all this. I am exercising so much for so little reward. Not very nice feeling.... Although I really enjoy doing all these exercises and feel so much better I was still very disappointed that the weight or size wasn't going down.

Recently I've had quite a lot of questions regarding my trainer. He is very nice guy and we get on very well but sometimes I felt he wasn't too committed about it and just happy for me to come to the session and get his money. But after our chat today I can see that he is committed and want me to succeed.

Just hope this will work...

4 comments:

Broken YoYo said...

good luck with your plan, you sure you want to cut out *all* carbs though? I agree that you should up your protein but suddenly cutting out all carbs might be detrimental to your energy levels...

Just a Girl said...

Hey cAroline, it sounds like your trainer knows what he is talking about. Does he mean ALL carbs, ie. veggies, fruit and dairy aswell? Or just carbs from grains? You might struggle to eliminate carbs totally from your diet. Remember, if you do cut them out, or even restrict them, you need to increase your supply of healthy fats as the body will require it to use as a fuel source.

Sad to see you leave WLR but can understand why you want to if it's not working.

You know where I am if you need anything :)

Caroline said...

Thanks for your messages both!

I will only cut out wheat so things like bread, pasta, rice. I will still eat fruit, veggies and dairy. I was having too much pasta.
I have done this just for one day and I already lost 1kg :)

Just a Girl said...

Great to hear it, wheat can be very bloating for some people, myself included. I hardly ever eat pasta now (though I love it!) and my choice of grains are now brown basmati rice or quinoa. Bread is also a rarity with the occasional multigrain bagel or burgen soya & linseed bread, and occasionally a wholemeal flat bread.