Did anyone see a professional for a weight loss plan?

  • Link27

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    May 02, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    I've been dieting for a little over a year now, and when I started, I joined a gym for the first time. After a few months of just walking on a treadmill I decided that it was time to start weight training and taking it to the next level. I had NO idea where to start, so I met with a trainer who designed a workout routine for me. Every so often, I schedule a session with him and he critique's my progress and I've been doing well so he says - we usually go about an hour to an hour and a half and he'll show me different machines to try to add to my routines.

    So, I feel that all is going well in this area, however, in the past year I believe I only lost about 30 pounds - I was thinking it would be more than that by now - I seem to be loosing weight slowly. I'm concerned that I'm now used to my eating/exercise plan.

    I do not follow a specific diet - I cut out junk food, soda, and all things that were obviously not healthy - This worked for me and I stuck with it, but now I think I need an actual diet plan to make sure I'm eating enough/or that I'm not eating too much and not even realizing it.

    Has anyone seen a dietician or nutritionist to get them on a specific plan? I am considering this option because I think my way was only going to work for so long.

  • james716

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    May 11, 2011 4:24 PM GMT
    Having cut out the crap your problem may not be that you're eating too much, rather it's likely you're eating too little.

    It's a science and extremely difficult to teach yourself considering there's so much contradictory information everywhere.

    Great job so far but I'd strongly suggest you make the appointment if you want to bring it to the next level. It'll be well worth the $100. Also, keep in mind they all have different specializations so maybe search for one that is a sports nutritionist.
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    May 11, 2011 6:37 PM GMT
    I lost over 130 lbs in about 9 months. I had a trainer, though. He does offer online training, though, as he is not in the States at this point. Let me know if you're interested, and I will give you his info. He has successfully trained three people since starting this program at the beginning of the year.
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    May 11, 2011 6:45 PM GMT
    OMG the power that you get when you can kick your own ass. is irreplaceable..... and give me a mental high that you will take to your grave.

    Not saying professionals arent useful - just flipping the hat backwards.