85% Dietary / 15% Exercise = Do not get taken by the Personal Training Industry! by: Paul Fischer
How important is diet in the fitness game? Try 85% important! In my current approach to consulting with potential clients, this is one of the FIRST items discussed. Let’s say we have two different clients with the same goal of improving health through weight loss and exercise. The first client decides to commit to four one-hour sessions per week. The second decides to commit to two one-half hour sessions per week. Our first client struggles with the concept of “a little bit of this food won’t hurt” and continues to hit the local wine shop of choice. Our second client focuses on cleaning up the dietary choices, makes SACRIFICES, and develops the focus and organization required for success in any endeavor. Not only has our second client achieved much better results, they have also saved more in the cash department! There is the idea of the eighth grade P.E. mentality of “ I will burn it off” that continues to creep into our belief system. NOT going to happen as we mature. The Fitness Industry has really sold the public based on the Bigest Loser/Boot Camp mentality. For most of us except for the lucky few, this only leads to increased pain items and frustration. Do yourself the service of commitment to dietary modifications before, and during your decision to spend your hard earned money on a personal trainer. Do not get taken by the ” we can beat the fat off you” industry standard.