With so much information out there regarding diet and training, it’s hard to know what information to follow and what is complete TRIPE! So lets get frank…

“YOU NEED TO EAT 6 TIMES A DAY OTHERWISE YOUR METABOLISM WILL SLOW DOWN”  

Weight and body composition works on the basis of calories in vs calories out , so if you have 1 or 10 meals a day calories are calories no matter what time of day it is it wont make a difference.

“DON’T EAT CARBS AFTER 7PM AS IT WILL STORE AS FAT”

Good one! Whether its 3pm or 10 pm it comes down to total number of calories in the day consumed verses how many you have burnt!

So, if you work late and have a high carb meal at 9pm as long as you are within your overall calorie deficit you will still loose weight!

“You can choose where you loose fat from”

Sadly no you can’t! If you are looking to loose belly fat or just a little bit in your legs, it’s a full body process I’m afraid.

Everyone’s body composition is different and therefore lose fat from different places at different rates.

All you can do is maintain a consistent calorific deficit through nutrition and training until you see a reduction in that area.

“YOU CAN’T HAVE SUGAR”

Sugar and spice is found in all things nice right! Yes you can have sugar and for many of my clients, I insist on it!

Whether it be in the form of whole foods or naughty treats a little bit of sugar can go a long way.

Predominantly you need glucose for energy and to keep your blood sugar levels regulated throughout the day to prevent cravings, dizziness, fuel activities and overall enable your body to function at optimal levels!

This will be attained through your carbohydrate intake but there is nothing to say you cant add a little bit of chocolate here and there.

If you are on a weight loss journey having a little bit of what you fancy can be the difference in success or failure.

Stay within your calorie deficit, swap out the odd healthy snack for a little something sweeter with the same calorie content and enjoy.

Life is for enjoyment so think structure not boundaries!

For more information contact Victoria on contactvampfitness@gmail.com