I heard a good idea today that might come in handy for beginner lifter/eaters.
I was talking to another coach today and he came up with an amusing and interesting method of monitoring eating in clients. He found that a majority of the female clients he signed in the months of January and February were using “weight watchers” as their mode of dieting. At first [and/or last year] he would tell them to scrap that bullshit and put them on a Berardi/carb cycling method.
then after looking further into the weight watchers thing he saw that all it really was was a low sugar low fat diet method. If you pick good food you can eat a bunch [relatively speaking] but if you pick shit you dont eat much at all. So this year he took the female clients that were on weight watchers and just gave them new parameters. The ladies were already super familiar with the points systems and easily got up to speed.
Instead of keeping your points under a certain number they had to be right at a certain number. Also there are items that are worth zero [mostly raw veggies] and he said that they have to have 6 zeros a day. Basically using their already indoctrinated system to get them eating more of the right foods and less bread.
Then for a young high school aged client he gave him the little points book and said to eat double his Rx’d points per day.
So i reckon that if every beginner who just could not grasp Berardi’s stuff or carb cycling picked up a copy of the weight watchers booklet thingy and ate double the Rx we’d have lots of bigger beginners.
Thought it was a novel idea. Any one else notice the prevalence of this weight watchers dieting system?