Hey guys, interested on your thoughts on a client of mine, the only one that isn't acheiving the results i always get.
Started with her about 3 months ago. She weighed about 66 67 kgs. But she ate extremely well in terms off food intake, not much carbs or fatty foods, lots of fruit and veg everyday. But overall her metabolism was just too slow. She had never done any high intensity exercise before, only walking a couple of times a week.
So she is now training weights 3x/week and cardio (skipping) and walking on off days. (She cant run because her knees get sore and doesnt own a bike).
At the begginning her food choices were good, but just not enough food (her total cals were extremely low), so i dramatically increased her food intake (5,6 meals everyday). She felt full all the time, but i told her her body would adjust, and it just wasnt used to consuming food so often.
Well after about 5 weeks it adjusted nicely and she no longer felt full and even felt hungry at times, which i was happy with. Her metabolism increased nicely.
I took skinfold measurements, tape measurements and weight and will reassess soon, but she just doesn't look to have dropped much body fat.
Her diet example is as follows:
MEAL 1. 2 eggs
MEAL 2. handful almonds and piece of fruit
MEAL 3. Vegetable soup, just veggies wit water, broth.
MEAL 4. small chicken breast or almonds and piece of fruit.
MEAL 5. Steamed veggies and meat (chicken, beef etc.)
That is her typical day which she follows pretty much all the time.
I thought that, plus 3 weight sessions of high intensity, super setting exercises with skipping and walking on off days would be plenty. Obviously her metabolism is not great but much better than when i started with her.
I am a little dumbfounded really. I know there are more actions to take, but i would have thought that surely this would be strict enought to see body fat drop off nicely.
Her strength has gone up and muscle is coming along but that body fat aint going fast enough.
Financially it isn't possible to be getting supplements and stuff for her so it has to be done the old fashion way.
She is 30 years old with a desk job full time.
Thanks for reading, i know its long but i thought better to be detailed, interested in anyones opinion?!?!