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Working on your exercise and food relationship

Zoe Murphy - Personal Trainer at EXOFIT

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 | Personal Training | Personal Trainer

06/09/2022

1. Exercising your Workout Relationship

As personal trainers we understand that some if not most clients would like to "lose a bit of weight" during their personal training package at our EXOFIT personal training studio in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Which is perfectly understandable, but often leading to a none understandable relationship you create with starting exercise in the first place. See, exercise has absolute fantastic benefits to the body other than just burning off calories. We understand at EXOFIT as personal trainers that a decrease in fat mass can reduce the percentage of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, etc. But beginning a personal training package or starting out exercising to just burn calories is a bad move for a long term success rate of improving your health and physiological departments such as strength, cardio vascular fitness, mobility, flexibility, etc. Fat loss is a massive tie of exercise, physical activity, nutrition, calorie intake and time. So when the other four components are not in place, and you don't lose a happy amount of body fat - that's when you run the risk of "falling off the wagon" with your exercise and letting your overall health and physiological departments take a hit. See exercise should be considered as you promoting change and increasing your health rather than burning calories. Reduce the excessive amounts of calorie tracking on your fitness watches and studio equipment (Bike Erg, etc), as a start. This will not help for sure. And focus more on your muscular endurance tracking during a workout for example, "how many meters did I cover on that Ski Erg, Zoe?", etc or your strength gains, what are you open hex bar trap bar deadlifting this week?, how did that weight feel?, etc or how many minutes did you cover this week overall?, rather than how many calories did you burn. We EXERCISE to improve our health, everything else is just a bonus.

2. Exercising your Food Relationship

We have covered your food relationship on previous EXOFIT Bitesize Blogs in the past. But just a simple recap and gentle reminder that good nutrition will always be at the heart of our advice as personal trainers in the EXOFIT studio, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Good nutrition consists of a simple and straightforward balanced meal plate. Plenty of mixed veggies for dinner, some quality fruits at breakfast time is also a great option and mixed salads for lunch. All meals are to have a decent amount of high sourced protein based foods and fats/carbohydrates as fuel. Eating for fullness, focus, health and energy throughout your day. But fat loss requires an energy restricted diet phase, removing calories from the week. And before we take on this challenge and big food step, we ask the clients to consider working on their food relationship first. Improve their view on certain food groups and don't label any foods to avoid binge eating patterns. These questions and answers to these questions around your food relationship are absolute key to your fat loss plan and eating habits long term. We EAT food to fuel our bodies and avoid labelling FOOD when cutting calories.

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Zoe Murphy - Personal Trainer at EXOFIT

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 | Personal Training | Personal Trainer

MSc, REPs

06/09/2022

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