When DK first got in touch, he was trying to get down to 10% body fat.
But he was stuck at around 16%.
He’d gone from losing a couple of pounds a week to losing almost nothing at all.
That’s despite the fact he was on a strict diet.
Lifting weights 5 days a week.
And doing 160 minutes of cardio on top of that.
But… nothing was happening.
So, he asked for my advice.
I told him to make one very simple change to his diet.
Which he did.
He also tweaked his exercise routine (and not in the way you might think).
One week later, I got this:
“I thought I’d give you a update on a weird thing that’s going on. When I messaged you I was stuck at 197-198. After almost a week I weighed in at 194. Is this a phenomenon you’ve heard of? If you’ve written about something similar in your blog I’d love a link to read the science behind it. Needless to say I’m pleasantly pleased with this first week. Thx again.”
Now, I’m not going to tell you exactly what DK did to drop those 3-4 pounds, because that would be missing the point.
The change he made was specific to him and his situation.
Doing the exact same thing wouldn’t necessarily work for you.
The point I do want to make is the importance of changing your approach when things aren’t working.
There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
In other words, if you want to generate a different set of results, you’ll need to start doing things differently.
If what you’re doing right now isn’t working, and hasn’t been working for some time, it’s not suddenly going to start working tomorrow.
Don’t stay wedded to a certain way of doing things if they’re not delivering results.
It’s the end product you’re after.
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ABOUT CHRISTIAN FINNChristian Finn holds a master's degree with distinction in exercise science, is a former personal trainer and has been featured on BBC TV and radio, as well as in Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Fit Pro, Zest, and Perfect Body magazine.