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,
I see this very often; the heavy client eats too little. Many heavy/large people are not lazy and overeating; they take the general information to eat less and exercise more, to the extreme. I am pleased that you have a detailed journal to check out; this is when we trust the client’s input and hope they are honest.
Turning my meal into a smoothie for times I am busy on the road seems to help me reach a realistic caloric goal.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.