Norm Smith Medallist
- Jun 13, 2014
- AFL Club
- St Kilda
Yep I get what you’re saying mate. The issues are not indeterminable though - he is not immune to losing weight. Especially if he has a decent amount of fat. So saying that nothing works is a bit lazy on his part- he has to do more troubleshooting work but it shouldn’t be difficult for a coach.He's told me that he's tried several different diets, most of which, I would presume, involve some kind of caloric restriction. He said that nothing seems to have worked. Some people, not matter what they try, find it extremely hard to lose weight. I did before I started keto. Before keto I was on a caloric restriction diet and failed to budge any weight. It was only when I went keto that I started to lose anything.
his deficit may not have been a deficit - did he use an online calculator and guess his lean mass/BF or did he simply enter height/weight/age?
did he enter his correct BF% but miscalculate what his TDEE is, his NEAT, BMR etc?
If it was a deficit, did he end up subconsciously moving around less or did he make sure he was consistently hitting x amount of steps per day?
maybe the deficit wasn’t large enough due to slight miscalculations in TDEE, NEAT, BF%, lean mass etc and his BMR adjusted to the deficit. This stuff can make a huge difference.
this stuff for the most part is pretty bang on when you get the mathematics right these days. It’s why I never blame a gen pop client for struggling to lose weight, the sh*t can be complex as hell. But being a coach I have a high standard for other coaches.
great to hear you made progress on Keto though mate! A lot of people get results from it and it’s easy to see why, we live carb dominated lives in our diet and removing an entire macro just helps you out you into more of a deficit so that results accelerate or it puts you into a true deficit if initially the mathematics were wrong. Protein/fats are also far more satiating then carbs generally which people find easier to stick to diets as it’s so easy to overeat with carbs that go down easy. But again, it’s not magic. It’s mathematics and imo this coach needs to expand his education.
working with physique clients and can get them sub 10% and beyond - losing fat the whole way. Because the mathematics are done as near perfect as you can get.