Weight-gain is a condition in which fat accumulates in our body as a result of consuming more calories (energy) than our body requires. The cause of such a calorie surplus can be the consumption of excessive portions, too much snacking or nibbling, the consumption of calorie-rich drinks such as alcohol, juices, soft drinks or a high intake of sugar-rich foods such as sweets, cakes, biscuits, chocolate etc.
Lack of physical activity is also a contributor to weight-gain over time.
Furthermore, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, lack of sleep and hormonal disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women, thyroid disorder, sex hormone imbalances, low-testosterone and diabetes can have an adverse effect on your bodyweight. Certain medications like anti-depressants and the contraceptive pill can also cause weight gain.
As you can see, weight gain is a complex issue that requires more than just a ‘diet’. Unless the underlying issues for weight-gain are addressed, any weight-loss effort is, at best, temporary. We call it a temporary deviation from a flawed lifestyle. After a few weeks of attempting to follow such a ‘diet’ people usually fall back to their usual routines, and the weight-gain mostly follows.
Our approach is identify causative factors in your lifestyle that have led to your weight-gain and address these issues by coaching you into implementing healthier alternatives, and repeating these new methods until they become habit, and are performed automatically, without really having to focus on them.
Obviously, part of this lifestyle improvement is the implementation of a regular exercise programme. Exercise can be difficult to commence and maintain when you try to do it on your own, due to the busy lifestyles we lead nowadays. However, when you commit to regular appointments with a trainer, your likelihood of maintaining your regular sessions is massively increased.
The high success-rate of our clients can be attributed to these 4 factors:
- Identification and correction of current lifestyle flaws
- Working hand-in-hand with your doctor if necessary
- Commitment to regular training appointments
- Regular assessments and progress reviews to keep your progress on track
Want to know more about our weight-loss programme? Call us today on 27877445/99877445 for a free consultation appointment or click here to book an appointment online.