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Why Weight Loss Slows Down

Why does weight loss slow down?

Often when people begin a new regime of weight loss they experience a fairly substantial loss of weight in the first couple of weeks. I think it’s important firstly that I address why this happens because often it can be misconstrued and can cause disappointment down the line.

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Client Results Weight Loss

Ann’s Weight Loss Journey

I’d like you to meet Ann, a 65 years young Grandma who’s torn up the rule book and proved what can be achieved if you take your goal and grab it by the horns.

I’m about to share with you Ann’s weight loss journey. Spoiler alert, you might be a tad inspired after reading this…

She’s the mother of Sarah whose results you can read about here, Ann started working with me back in August 2020 alongside Sarah and since then Ann has lost an impressive 11kg.

I challenge you to find another 65 year old that’s in the condition that Ann’s now in.

Because when you get older you just put up with it right? That ‘middle aged spread’, the change in hormones and the ‘reduced’ metabolism just gets the better of you?

It’s impossible to lose weight and to maintain a healthy lean physique right?

WRONG.

Here’s the evidence that debunks all of these ‘stories’.

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Client Results Weight Loss

Sarah’s Weight Loss Journey

To share these results of Sarah’s inspirational weight loss journey with you makes me incredibly proud of what she’s achieved. Sarah has defied social norms and proved that no matter what the obstacle, incredible results can be achieved.

To quote Ryan Holiday…

“The obstacle is the way.”


What was life like before making the change?

“Before making the decision to phone Dale, I was hiding behind baggy clothes and actively avoiding having my photo taken because I hated the way I looked. I felt ashamed of myself and wanted to hide in the background.

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Client Results Weight Loss

Niamh’s Fitness Transformation

“I first contacted Dale after all the information he put out on social media during the lockdowns.  His enthusiasm and willingness to help people make the most of their health and fitness at that time really motivated and inspired me. I was impressed by his knowledge. His kindness and how much he cares about his clients was clear to see.  So I knew I could trust him.”

Back in March 2021 Niamh decided that it was time to start working with me. I’d known Niamh for a little while before that as we’d interacted in the gym and she’d followed my content. Niamh initially had one goal in mind…

To deadlift 100kg.

Her previous PB was 85kg but she wanted to join the 100 club. Our training commenced just before the gyms reopened due to Covid so we had the first couple of sessions outdoors before being able to hit the gym a couple of weeks later and that’s when the real work started.

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Weight Loss

CAN YOU LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT CARDIO?

I can’t help but think that most people only associate exercise with weight loss or burning calories. They think that the only reason or the main reason to exercise is to simply expend energy so that they can lose weight.

It’s why the cardio machines in the gym are so busy on a Monday night, everyone is trying to exercise their way to weight loss or un-do the weekend. I recently completed a photoshoot which consisted of 16 weeks of preparation which resulted in me getting into what I can only describe as, the shape of my life.

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Weight Loss

3 Big Reasons You Keep Failing On Your Diet & How To Fix Them

PORTION SIZES

SNACKING

LIQUID CALORIES

When dieting people often focus too much time on the small things that don’t matter and don’t move the needle. They also focus on a particular type of diet and seek confirmation that it’s the ‘best diet’ compared to others which to be honest the reasons are purely individual because it’s always the best option that works for you and your lifestyle.

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Weight Loss

The Only Diet That Works…

I thought about titling this article – What’s a Diet? But then I figured that, the title doesn’t really insinuate that I’m giving you what you want – The answer of course…

However before I can tell you what I think is the only way to go about this, first we must breakdown what doesn’t work.

An important question to ask is…

If a particular ‘diet’ results in someone losing weight but then putting it back on, was it ever a ‘good diet’?

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Female Fat Loss with Emma Storey-Gordon

The DoTheWork Podcast – Episode – #13

In today’s episode I was joined by James Mc Dowell and Emma StoreyGordon aka ESGFitness.

Emma an incredibly successful online coach who has more recently added nutritional educational courses to her array of products and services.

Emma is an evidence based coach and this comes across in this episode where she discusses multiple studies surrounding activity trackers, the menstrual cycle, the menopause and even a study about milkshakes!

This one is packed with content and it was an absolute pleasure to be joined by Emma and James.

EXPLICIT WARNING – THERE ARE A FEW NAUGHTY WORDS IN THIS ONE

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Weight Loss

Weight Loss – The Undeniable Truth

Here is a harsh truth that you might not want to hear but you probably need to hear…

You are the reason that you haven’t achieved your weight loss goals yet!

It’s not…

  • Genetics
  • Starvation Mode
  • Cortisol/Stress
  • Etc

It’s the fact that you have failed the method to which you have applied. You have failed the system. I must say before I go on that, you failing a system is you being a failure as such, it is highly likely that a different method or system will be more applicable to your lifestyle.

But, there has to come a point where you stop burning through different ways of dieting or exercise. There has to come a point where you recognise that maybe the dieting methods and systems aren’t the problem.

The problem is actually your belief systems and habits around dieting. For you to get something from this blog you must open your mind up and be vulnerable to being wrong about how you perceive weight loss.

You have to remember that if your beliefs and habits around weight loss were rational then you will have already achieved your goal. This can be tough for some to admit and understand, but I promise you once you challenge your beliefs around what’s required, in order to achieve your goals, that’s when the magic happens!

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Client Results

Lindsay decided it was time to… DoTheWork

Name: Lindsay

Goal: Fat Loss

Duration: 6 Weeks

Service: Face to Face PT & Group

Lindsay used the motivation of her booked holiday to produce some cracking results in a short period of time. Both her training and diet was on point with quite an aggressive approach. Lindsay’s training included gym work with me, Group PT with me and also group exercise classes.Lindsay opted for a keto diet (little to no carbs) which was her choice of method that allowed her to restrict calories short-term for the result she wanted. This isn’t the approach for everyone however as you can see, it can produce cracking results in a very short time.