The weight on the scale, body measurements, and progress pictures are the three main pieces of the body composition puzzle. Today, we’ll break down each of these factors and provide tips, tricks, and considerations for each.
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At WAG Nutrition, we get questions like, “why has my weight loss stalled?”, “how do I know if I need a reverse diet?” and “when should I start a reverse diet, anyway? Is it really possible to lose fat by reverse dieting?”. We’re answering those questions starting with the big one: What is reverse dieting, anyway?
The scale is only one measure of progress. There are many alternative ways to measure progress that do not involve your weight. In fact, focusing on more than one method to measure your progress can be very helpful in assessing your progress accurately. After all, the more puzzle pieces you have, the easier it is to put the whole picture together, right?
Nutrition coaching is often the key reason people come to you, but creating a safe space for your clients is why someone will stay. The role of a nutrition coach is not to tell a client exactly what to do and demand they do it to a T. It is your job to work with your client to find solutions that best fit their lifestyle by asking questions that help guide them to find what works best for them.
If you’ve already read Part One of this series, you know the answer to that question. Losing fat requires a client to work with their body, not against it.
Welcome to Part One of our two-part series highlighting the ways in which undereating may lead to slower fat loss for your clients. The first part focuses on how undereating slows progress so you can understand it as a coach.
‘If your goals don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough’. It’s important to push yourself and to believe that you can achieve anything that you put your mind to, but long-term ‘dream big’ goals can lead to feeling overwhelmed or lost along the way.