first_imgFor most people, deciding to make a change for the better with their health and weight is a daunting task.There is so much to consider when it comes to diet and training:What are the best foods to eat? What type of training should I do?How often should I train?Is there a diet that will do everything I need for my goals?When it comes to these situations the answer is usually: ‘It depends’ This is something that a lot of people don’t want to hear.We have been spoon fed a lot of misinformation over the years when it comes to diet and training. The media and certain companies would have us believe that there is a perfect ‘system’ that will do everything it says on the tin… and more.The problem with this is that there is no such system.Everyone is different; every one of us has formed our own habits throughout the years, that have moulded our ways of eating and the ways that we view exercise.As a Personal Trainer, we can’t simply give everyone the same way of eating and training and expect to get the same results from all of them. If it was that easy everyone would be in the shape they wanted to be in.The majority of the time, the problem isn’t the training or nutrition. It’s the client.This isn’t an attack on people who find it hard to follow the programme, but a lot of the time when someone fails to stick to a training and nutrition programme, it’s because they were not ready to start it to begin with.So what do you do? It comes back to the ‘it depends’ answer.It depends on your starting point.If you are someone who has never set foot in a gym before and whose idea of cooking is whatever fits in the microwave, you probably are not ready to change everything on the flip of a coin.You might think you are ready, but the statistics would say that such a drastic change doesn’t work for the majority of people.Do you know someone who has done this? Yes you probably do. We all do. But these people are the exceptions, not the rule.For the majority an extreme lifestyle shift like this quite often ends in failure.So what do we do?We look for what is going to give us the MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF RESULTS WITH THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF EFFORT.It can be as simple as these tips I got from Dr Mike Roussell:Change your breakfast from high sugar cereals and have an omelette with vegetables in it, or have porridge oats with berries.If you can stick to this for 2 weeks, change something else.What we are trying to do with this is to breed habits that will last.Once you can master this, it is time for another.If you snack on high sugar cereal bars or chocolate and crisps, try changing these for portions of fruit and nuts.Again, aim for a 2 week period of time and if you can master this it’s time to change another habit.This is not a quick fix, it is not intended to help you to lose a large amount of weight in a short period of time.These small changes can help you to breed new habits and because you are allowing a suitable time frame to adjust to these changes, you are more likely to succeed in keeping them.It will take slightly longer to achieve your goals, but you will succeed.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: PREPARING TO CHANGE was last modified: March 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:emmet rushefitness columnlast_img read more