I have several clients that are 5 feet tall or shorter and they are not losing weight even though I have them on a similar nutrition and exercise plan as my other clients. Plan include 90 minutes of strength training, 90 minutes of cardio, eating 1300 calories, eating every 3-4 hours, 100g of protein and lots of water. It works for most clients but not the shorter clients. Any ideas why? These clients are really pushing themselves during the workout and are following the program. It’s frustrating for them and me. Please let me know if you have experienced this too?
Hi Kristine. When I think of ‘petite’ clients I think in terms of BOTH height and weight. Are your petite clients small in both stature and weight? If so, my first question would be why are they trying to lose weight? Everybody (that’s every body) is different and reacts differently to the same stimulus. So, I’d be hard pressed to give a real answer as to ‘why’ they are not seeing the same results as your other clients on the same regimen. A caveat that I ALWAYS give my clients is ‘compare yourself, to yourself, NOT to someone else.” I tell them this exactly for the reasons that you are pointing out in your question – we’re all different, and our bodies react differently.
I hope that this helps.