COACHES AND TRAINERS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN EDUCATING THEIR CLIENTS WITH ACCURATE INFORMATION TO STRIKE A BALANCE IN THEIR WELL-BEING AND NUTRITION DEPENDING ON THE INDIVIDUAL’S OBJECTIVE.
Recently, a trend of fast weight loss competitions are going on in Singapore. One of our clients approached the coaches there and this is what she was told to do:
1) You will have to consume our supplements.
2) Drink it 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and eat nothing else.
3) We guarantee that you will lose weight over a period of 7-10 days.
We did a calculation and the total calories consumed per day is about 300 plus. Indeed, it’s a fast method to drop pounds from your body but definitely not a long term solution. Low calorie diets screw up your metabolism. According to Singapore Health Promotion Board, the recommended calories for men should be around 2200 while the women about 1800. If you are active in your daily life, you might need more than that.
Supplements are aiding tools to help individuals enhance their performance or to provide nutrients that may otherwise not be consumed in sufficient quantities. Supplements are not REAL FOOD.
If you have watched Superman, Wolverine or Thor on the big screen, they all have one thing in common – they are muscular and lean. Their secret? Train like a superhero and eat like a beast (eat BIG, eat RIGHT, eat CLEAN).
Even professional athletes like Crossfitters, sprinters and Olympic lifters consume enough calories (definitely not 300 calories per day) to fuel their body for recovery and prepare them for the next training or big game.
”But I don’t train like a professional athlete or superhero, I shouldn’t eat that much!” That is true. We are not convincing you to follow Michael Phelps’ 12,000-calorie diet. We are simply imploring you to take a step towards eating right and not falling into the trap of marketing gimmicks with promises of “extremely fast results”.
So next time, if you are thinking of dropping your body weight fast by drastically reducing your daily calories; think twice, think of the big screen superheroes’ diet.