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Chronicles of A Trainer: Chickpeas & Weekends of Doom.

Clients are my greatest inspiration for blog posts, social media posts and youtube videos.

All the questions you need answers for get asked in the gym every day of every week. 

No better way to use this resource than to record these questions, and share the answers with you all. 

 

"There are carbs in chick peas???!!!"

This question came off of the back of a conversation I had with my "STR3ENGTH For Women". I was encouraging them to focus primarily on greens, veg and fruits to make up the bulk of their carbohydrate intake, supplemented with some more energy rich carbs such as beans, lentils, chick peas, rice, potatoes etc. "There are carbs in chick peas?!" exclaimed a client of mine, with a hint of disgust in her tone. 

 

Of course there are carbs in chick peas. Yes they're a decent source of vegetarian / vegan friendly protein, but they still contain a generous serving of carbohydrates. For some people(not all), a carbohydrate heavy diet can cause difficulties trying to shift weight. However, in this clients case, it wasn't the issue at all.

 

A few probing questions later and we discovered her weight was dropping on the scales from Monday - Friday, which suggests what she is doing during the week(exercise and dietary choices) is working. However, come Monday again, her weight was back up. Her biggest issue wasnt chick peas, it was her weekends, which have now been christened "WEEKENDS OF DOOM".

 

This is a very common issue amongst people trying to lose weight. They make prorgess Monday to Friday only to wipe it out Friday to Monday. The result, stagnation. 

 

The theme of the story: Master the basics. Dont get distracted by very minor details. Focus on nailing the basics. Do this consistantly and in time, you'll reap the rewards.

 

So less worrying about chick peas in your salad and pay more attention to your "WEEKENDS OF DOOM."

 

 

 




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