Why can’t I stick to a diet?

What if the reason wasn’t actually because of the diet itself 

But moreso, your relationship with the scales?

Had this question this week:

“I would like to start with faster weight loss loss, even if only for 2-3 weeks to kickstart things. I know it’s not sustainable, but to start with some quick wins would be good”

Hear me out.

Let’s say you wanted to kickstart your fat loss at the start of the program.

This is quite normal, and our one-to-one is at the start of our 28 day kickstart (reply with kickstart and I will get you the details).

Everyone is very eager and keen, which is great.

And if it is a time where you want to really push it and get the fan off then great.

My concern is when we are not psychologically ready for the change in the scales.

For example

We might start a nutritional plan with exercise and you could be in a calorie deficit of around 500 cal a day which would equate to normally 1lb of fat loss per week.

However, at the start, he will also lose glycogen, which is stored carbohydrate/glucose, water, etc 

Which might mean you have a little bit of a whoosh at the start

Week1 : 3lbs down 

Week 2: 2lbs down 

Week 3: 1lb down

Week 4: 1lb down

Now you can see that it kind of evens out, and now you are losing a pound a week in the deficit given what you are doing based on a weekly average weight rather than just weighing on a Wednesday evening and defining your success by this …

So this looks pretty good, and as demonstrated by one of the ladies I spoke to at the Fruci Fit event at the weekend

They were not finding it hard.

They were enjoying it.

The training is going well.

They are feeling stronger.

I’m sure they want the weight to come off now and quicker.

But they are losing weight steadily, and they are now nearly a stone down.

Now let’s take scenario to.

You want to kickstart things faster, which is absolutely fine.

so let’s say you go into a 1000 cal deficit which should mean you lose 2 lbs of fat per week, but remember it may look like you lose it quicker due to the glycogen and water loss. You get an issue as well.

Week1 : 4 down 

Week 2: 3lbs down 

Week 3: 2lbs down

Week 4: 2lbs down

On paper, it would look more like what you see above 👆 

And this is great if you can maintain/deal with the next part

So let’s now say you want to transition back to someone a bit more sustainable like the person mentioned at the start.

So what we are going to do is increase the calorie intake, AKA give them more food to eat, or maybe they are going to exercise less take their foot off the gas

what we need to be ready for now is a slight gain on the scales at least initially for the increase in glycogen and water. This is not body fat but I’m sharing this because sometimes we react to the scales.

We push the F it button.

And give up 

And I hope reading this today. Helps you to keep going if you ever decide to do this.

Which like I said is absolutely fine.

It doesn’t always have to be sustainable as long as you know how to transition out of that tactic to kickstart your fat loss.

This is where coaching comes in.

And what we do at Fruci Fit inside our 28 Say Kickstart is so powerful

If you’d like more info 

Message me with “kickstart” and I’ll get you the details 


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