It’s easy to “out eat” a workout and there’s shifts that happens in a person’s metabolism based upon what they eat and when they eat it. Also gender, age and body type factors in, but start / troubleshoot with simple things, the basics and go from there.
There are different ways to workout that will boost calories burned, but then you have to consider the client and what type of training they can handle physically.
My attitude is that if the client has not been medically diagnosed with a condition that they can’t lose weight then they CAN, and an answer is there to be found!
Much luck to you!
Hello Roseanne D’Angelo,
How high is high body fat? Have they improved so fat is lower than a year ago? I hear much about exercise, could they be overtraining? Maybe they do not eat enough healthy fat or get enough sleep. There are many things to consider. Start with a detailed consultation to get to the solution.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
As many others have pointed out, a lot of questions need to be answered here – type and intensity of training (strength/aerobic training), calorie intake, how long they’ve been training – specific details regarding exactly what’s being done. Get back with that & I’m sure you’ll get some helpful answers.
The answer to your question can come in many forms but my first response would be “a lot always depends on the type of workouts you’re doing.” Sometimes people, including trainers, look for complicated answers and solutions when in fact it ‘could be’ something basic. If the workouts are not targeted towards reduction in body fat, then someone could literally exercise EVERY day (I’m not condoning that 🙂 and still show little or no results. As ‘they’ say, the devil is in the details, so it’s not really possible to give you a definitive answer without knowing a whole lot of details (types of workouts being one of the main ones).
I train and teach by example, so here’s one. Let’s assume someone wanted to improve their cardio so that they can fun a marathon. They go to the gym 5 times a week and lift weights. Two months later they wonder why they still can’t run far without getting exhausted? The answer of course would be because they weren’t training correctly for that goal. The same ‘could be’ at issue here. Just something to consider.
I hope that this helps.