Question: Weight loss in Abu Dhabi is one of the primary reasons many women seek the help of a personal trainer. What are the top 10 exercise types that can help with safe, rapid weight loss (i.e HIIT, Running, Kickboxing etc)
In my opinion as a female PT in Abu Dhabi the top 10 most effective exercises to aid weight loss are:
However, each client is different and needs to be assessed before we can understand what types of exercise will be most effective.
Question: As well as exercise, does diet and nutrition play a major part when trying to lose weight and if so how and why?
I firmly believe that diet and nutrition play a major role in weight loss. The energy balance equation is an essential component in weight management and can be described in the following way:
ENERGY INTAKE (food and drink) vs ENERGY OUTPUT (the energy we use through resting, activity and exercise).
To lose weight the energy output needs to be greater than energy intake. The foods we eat as part of our daily diet influence our energy levels during exercise and affect our overall health and wellbeing.
The key nutrients our bodies need are proteins, carbohydrates and fats (macronutrients). Vitamins and minerals (micronutrients) are also essential for a healthy body.
It is also very important to drink at least 2 litres of water a day to prevent dehydration and also aid the weight loss process.
A balanced and healthy diet is the most important factor when someone is trying to lose weight.
Question: Unfortunately many women are misled when it comes to how much weight they can lose in a specific amount of time because of false advertising, quick fix diets and more. As a professional weight loss coach how much weight can the average women lose in a month if she sticks with her training and diet plan.
It has to be remembered that every woman is different and everyone will lose weight at different rates. But, as a rule healthy weight loss should be around 1-2 lbs per week.
Question: Sometimes weight loss results fluctuate. In other words weight loss can be great for a couple of months and then the results are not as fast. What are the main reasons for this?
There are many reasons why your weight loss may slow down or stop. This can be due to a number of factors such as:
Although weight loss may slow down this does not mean that you are not losing weight and toning.
It should be remembered that while exercising your body will be building muscle and this weights more than fat.
Question: For your weight loss clients in Abu Dhabi what do you do if and when weight loss stops. Do you need to change the training plan or diet?
If a client weight loss has stalled and they have not reached their fitness goal I would carry out the following:
All of the above would be carried out in consultation with the client to optimise their program and ensure that the client attains their goals.
Question: For women who are very overweight are there any special training tips you provide when it comes to weight loss and toning. In other words how do you ensure your clients lose weight and fat without suffering from sagging skin.
Weight loss requires commitment and permanent lifestyle changes. My methods to ensure that a client loses weight and achieves their goals are as follows:
For very overweight women I recommend starting their regime with cardio, a healthy diet and the recommended fluid intake.
When the client begins to lose weight and their fitness levels improve then I would introduce body weight and resistance training into their plan to start toning up their body and building muscle.
Question:What is your opinion on quick fix diets, crash diets and dieting supplements. Do they really work in the long term?
Quick fix diets, crash diets and dieting supplements may see a person achieve weight loss results but it can be very dangerous to health by denying the body the nutrition, vitamins and minerals it needs. These diets/supplements may slow down metabolism, which may in turn lead to weight gain.
This is often described as being on a yo-yo diet, which means that your weight will go up and down and you will never achieve your fitness goal. Such diets are more often short term fixes and do not work in the long term.
I firmly believe that weight loss needs to be slow and steady and a permanent lifestyle change (healthy eating and exercising) being the key to achieving the goals a client has set.
Question: Finally, for women in Abu Dhabi who are considering personal training as a method for effective weight loss what are your tops tips.
My top tips for the women of Abu Dhabi who are considering personal training for effective weight loss are:
Womens long term weight loss in Abu Dhabi is very achievable if you use the right techniques and exercises when training and make sure your diet and nutrition is in great shape.
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