March 2019

What to do when your diet stops working.

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 11:39 -- Jamie

So what can we do about this?


Any of us who have dieted in the past have probably had that good initial weight loss where we’ve dropped pounds over the first couple of weeks and then it starts to slow down where it stalls and so today we’re going to look at as to why this happens and what our options are when this happens.

Ultimately a diet fails (meaning when you’re no longer losing weight) when it no longer creates a calorie deficit (when we’re burning more calories than we’re consuming) to which you can stick to.

Do you have a slow metabolism?

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 11:36 -- Jamie

There were 3 different studies done on this topic and these studies told us information about the metabolism and how it works.

Study 1- A study done by Frankenfield,2005. In this study, he wanted to look if predictive equations actually matched people’s metabolism(BMR) in healthy non-obese adults and obese adults.

Which exercise is best?

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 11:34 -- Jamie

A few things to think about here-

When it comes to weight loss it appears exercise alone is not enough.

Many exercise sessions burn far less than we expect.

Exercise alone typically results from a change of less than 3% of initial body weight, e.g, if someone weighs 100kg, well if they just started exercising alone then it would be roughly 3kg worth of fat loss, with absolute weight losses between 1kg-3kg in body weight.

A License to eat.

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 11:28 -- Jamie

“License to eat. Information on energy expended during exercise affects subsequent energy intake” (Duncan Et Al, 2016)


This above means that it is looking at, if we are told the number of calories that we’ve expended during an exercise session (how many calories we’ve burned) well does this affect how much we then go and eat after we exercise?