Updated: Jun 27, 2022
As a personal trainer I see this all too often—people coming me to workout with their main goal being weight loss, especially in their belly. When I ask them about their diet, they aren’t overly interested and want it to stay the same.
What I want you to understand is, I can definitely help you strengthen your core, but in order for your abs to actually show, and your core to lean out, you MUST change your diet.
Working out does burn calories, but in order to see the number on the scale go down more than a couple pounds, you need to change what and/or how much you are eating.
You need to be fueling your body properly with enough protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. Not just that, but you need to be drinking enough water, drinking less of your calories in alcohol or sugary beverages, decreasing your stress levels, and getting proper sleep.
Working out is only one piece of the puzzle.
Yes, it is extremely important for strengthening your muscles and bones, your cardiovascular health, maintaining a healthy weight, improving your brain health, and so much more, but like I said about, it needs to be combined with a proper nutrition plan if you want to lose weight.
I am down 52 pounds, and that did not happen until I changed my diet, and began fueling my body properly. Figuring out how much you should eat, and what you should eat, is overwhelming, believe me, I know. It was even harder after becoming a wheelchair user. I’m here to tell you that it can be done! If you need help, let me know!