Hey All: I have a 46 year old client who has been working hard for about 8 weeks. She looks and feels great, her blood pressure and RHR are down, her energy is up, and she’s wearing clothes she said she hasn’t worn in years. According to her she is 2 dress sizes down. But the scale won’t move! She’s bouncing between 204 and 200 for almost the entire time. I’ve played with her calories, her diet has improved (still not exactly where I’d like it) there are no thyroid issues….thoughts? My guess is I;m not getting the whole story about her food (though she’s pretty dedicated and committed) or someone in her household is fiddling with her scale settings. Ha! Seriously though…thoughts??
This is a good deal of information, but not really what I would ask for from you or the client. Have you considered a registered dietician referral? How many meals is the client eating? Are you advising post exercise nutirition? It has been fairly clearly documented that timing of meals and multiple meals are very important to weight loss. What about water? Is the client drinking enough water throughout the day? Not too much water, but enough to stay well hydrated and improve the feeling of fullness. Does the client eat emotionally? This is a very complex issue. Get more help of more education.