Progress isn’t always what it seems
‘Progress for progress sake must be discouraged’
Anyone know where that quote came from?
I was prowling on facebook yesterday
I rarely do this nowadays because I don’t have the TIME ;-)
Read yesterdays email if not!
Facebook is one of those things that I refuse to qualify my time for, If I have a spare 5mins
And I have no book to read
Or here’s a cray thought, a real person to talk to…
Then I may give facebook a peak
It can sometimes be useful for sharing info and picking up good ideas
On this occasion I struck gold
I saw an old friend and work colleague
This chap, lets call him Steven
Has been VERY overweight since I can remember
We went to school together and he was always know as ‘Big Mac’
His last name starts with ‘mac’
Aren’t teenagers great!
I saw on the ‘ole facebook that Steve has undertaken some changes and has dropped about 2 stone and is feeling much better about life!
Steve, to clarify, has MUCH further to go
But this is great news, I had always been somewhat concerned about Steve’s health status
So this development is welcome news to my pricked up ears
I got in touch with Steve
Simply asked him what he had changed to bring about this progess
He came back to me and generously shared his methods with me
The doctor had put him on 2000kcal per day
With an exercise prescription of 500-600 kcal 6 days per week.
So lets assume that Steve eats 2400 just to be generous
Typically we all underestimate what we take in, and we can vary by <20% so that is what I will go on
With a deficit of 500 (being conservative) he is on 1900kcal per day
This is a chap who weighs 19.5 stone
To bring some context in here, I weigh 9stone 9 and I eat MORE than Steve is eating right now and I exercise less
Something is not adding up here
Yes, Steve is getting results
But at what cost?
Undercutting your metabolism so drastically will only ever lead to distress and problems further down the line
But its so hard to get someone to understand that when they are seeing results SO quickly and they are feeling better
Eating less and moving more IS NOT A SOLID THEORY
Where do you progress that to?
Eating NOTHING and running MARATHONS every day
Just to maintain your weight
There is MORE to it than that
What about sleep, recovery, basic energy needs for your ORGANS and tissues and muscles to keep you alive!
I don’t want to turn this email into a giant essay
But I just want YOU to think about your own energy balance
And people around you
And just think about this
It took you YOUR age, to get to here
Reversing any biological, physiological or psychological factors
WILL TAKE TIME
And fast fat loss is NOT the way to do it
Nicola ‘ranty ranterson’ Rossell
PS If you want to know HOW to achieve SUSTAINABLE fat loss I am launching a new programme VERY soon so stay tuned
PPS I did contact Steve with my concerns and he very graciously consented to consider them, he COULD have told me to keep my big fat nose out of his