IT IS the worst feeling in the world.
You start a new diet and fitness program, only to learn that you have to cut out all your favorite foods and drinks.
Whether it’s a pint of beer in the pub with your friends or a slice of pizza or even cake at home, it’s those little things that bring us joy.
It is clear that when we eat and drink more calories than we expend it leads to weight gain.
But while most of us know that we need to eat our five fruits and vegetables every day, sometimes we can fall into diets that don’t really work in the long run.
It’s hard to give up the things we enjoy, but one expert said it’s not always key to achieving your goals.
Personal trainer Sam Prynn said calorie counting is something most people turn to when beginning a diet.
Sam, co-founder of StrongHer in Bethnal Green London, said that diet traps are something that personal trainers can fall into.
Speaking to The Sun, she said: “In the beginning I really just ate chicken, rice and broccoli. This is rubbish and just not sustainable.”
She said if you want to lose weight you need to track what you’re doing to some extent – but explained that doesn’t mean you can only eat lettuce leaves.
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“It’s just a matter of planning what you’re going to do. You can have a beer or a pizza, but if you do, you might have to look at what else you eat for the rest of the day.
“There’s no need to cut things out because if you do, you’re ‘on a diet’ and it just won’t stick.
“Just plan if you want a big beer on a Friday night, then cut back on your beers for the rest of the week.”
Sam said she’s always followed the 80/20 rule — which means having food you know you should have — like veggies and lean meat 80 percent of the time and having the foods that do They want, like beer and chocolate, 20 a cent of the time.
“You can 100 percent have a beer and fall by the wayside,” she added.
Sam also emphasized that a little of what you crave every now and then is good, but added that ultimately, if you want to lose weight, you have to be in a calorie deficit.
That means you’re consuming fewer calories than you burn through daily activity and exercise.
She highlighted a previous client she trained who was struggling to lose weight.
Sam said this client loved chocolate and had seizures because she eliminated chocolate from her diet.
“I told her to drink a bar a day, she was shocked but it meant she didn’t give up on what she enjoyed and helped her stay on track,” added Sam.
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