44 y/o female, not overweight; came to me to get ‘fit’. She is a very disciplined clean eater and works with me 3 hrs a week with workouts on her own at home 2 days (mostly cardio). While she’s made tremendous progress with strength and muscle tone, I can’t seem to get the BF% down. She’s at 24.5% and wants to shave a few points off and then there is those stubborn ‘love handles’.
We’re strength training (progressive and supersets), cardio intervals and HIIT sessions, all of which she loves. She’s a nurse anesthetist, so snacking during the day is pretty much impossible due to her surgery schedules.
I am thinking that her protein/caloric intake is insufficient or perhaps we are over training? Welcome your thoughts.
Hello Lynn Valaes,
According to you, she is doing well and not overweight; so, why the desire to lower BF% more? Maybe a discussion how the body will do its best when we take care of it will help her stress level over this little detail subside and ultimately result in a surprise side effect.
If her intake is insufficient, maybe drinking smoothies, made at home from fresh ingredients, would be easier to ingest as opposed to chewing.
It can’t hurt to back off on the training to see if overtraining her body is plausible.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.