A few days ago I contacted Michael asking how she was doing six months after the end of our cooperation.
Oftentimes we can see that people go on extreme diets and are excited when they achieve results fast. But a few months later there will be a yo-yo effect. This is because their habits and mental conditioning have not changed.
With her permission I want to share how her life has changed since the beginning of our cooperation. I was surprised myself!
Age: 43 years
Employment: Civil servant (sedentary job)
Body fat at the beginning: approx. 20%
“Weighing of food is pure stress. Since I stopped practicing it, I’ve been happy, without stress whether I have a gram of food more or less. Clear head and not stress and being overmotivated is the foundation.”
Michaela is an active woman who I worked with in 2019. Her goals were clear: to lose fat, increase strength and performance.
Michaela wanted to find a way of eating that would allow her to get a body she would be happy with. In her case, it also meant six pack abs.
During our conversations, I found that her goal had been met in the past, but only through strict adherence, calorie counting and regular crossfit training and running. Despite her fondness for crossfit and activities, however, she couldn’t maintain her dream body without counting calories and food restrictions, which frustrated her.
During our cooperation, there were mental changes that reflected in her body.
“I exercise so I can eat.”
Like many people trying to lose weight, she saw carbohydrates as the enemy. Carbohydrates were often the subject of our conversations.
Fear of a particular food or macronutrient sometimes prevents us from achieving our goals. E.g. Efforts to avoid carbohydrate can be stressful and result in the inability to lose fat. In my work I focus on the mental side. (note Daniel)
“Weighing of food is pure stress. Since I stopped practicing it, I’ve been happy, without stress whether I have a gram of food more or less.”.