When you want to achieve weight loss, Atlanta personal trainers can guide you to success. Some personal trainers in Atlanta offer both exercise and nutrition advice. They are either certified in nutrition or work with nutritionist to help you learn healthier ways of eating. By combining both diet and exercise, you give fat a double whammy.
In order to lose weight you have to eat fewer calories than you burn.
Losing weight is easy on paper, eat fewer calories or burn more calories or both. However, in reality it’s not that easy. People develop eating patterns that are hard to change and diets do no good in helping them make the change. Instead, the diet is a temporary change in the way you eat. Once a diet ends, and it always does either in success or failure, the person goes back to old eating habits and regains all the weight. It becomes a yo’yo pattern that can affect health and be quite discouraging.
Personal trainers in Atlanta can help you make wiser food choices.
Sometimes the smallest changes can add up to huge weight losses. For instance, if you drink cream and sugar in your coffee and have several cups throughout the day, by slowly decreasing the amount of each, you can save quite a few calories. Eating grilled, rather than fried foods also makes a difference. Switching from a soft drink to water throughout the day cuts the calories even more. When you use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream cuts even more calories. Small changes like this can mount up to huge weight losses. Personal trainers show you how to make wiser food choices to lower calories and improve nutrition.
Trainers create a workout program specifically for you.
Some people are quite intimidated by the gym because they’re out of shape. You don’t have to worry about that when you use a personal trainer. The trainer identifies your level of fitness, including noting any weak muscle groups. Only then does the trainer create a workout program specifically for your needs. It will challenge you but still be within your capabilities.
Changes to a healthier diet combined with an exercise program reduces your caloric intake and increases your then number of calories you burn, so weight loss is easier.
As you become fitter, you lose more fat while you build more muscle tissue. Muscle tissue needs more calories so you’ll be burning more calories even when you don’t exercise.
Exercise can help you burn off stress hormones, such as cortisol. Cortisol is associated with abdominal fat.
Exercise builds your endurance, you’ll have more energy to be active longer. The more active you are, the more calories you’ll burn.