What’s the first question you’d ask?

Imagine your friend had got a new job.

Bit random, but they’re responsible for keeping the number of people in a room below an average of, let’s say, 10.

They’re struggling with it.

Their manager keeps telling them that there must be over 10 on average because of what’s happening.

The decor is wearing too fast, things are getting broken more than they should, etc.

Your friend says he thinks that the weekends are the main problems.

“There’s not many in in the week. But there’s a lot more at the weekend”

What would you ask?

Some variation of “How many?” I should imagine.

Without knowing how many are in at the weekend, you don’t know what you need to average in the week.

Or even if the week is really “not many”.

“Too many” isn’t doing the job.

Realistically, he / she would need to count.

Maybe only for a week or so.

Enough to get a hang on what’s happening.

How to get that average where it needs to be.

Do they ‘cap’ the weekend?

Drop the average in the week?

Make a few tactical swaps here and there?

I’m sure you’ve figured out the parallel here haven’t you?

It’s tracking your food for a week.

We know it’s a pain in the arse.

But, as pains in the arses go, it’s one of the most useful ones you could ever put yourself through.

It’ll let you know where the adjustments need to be made to create that calorie deficit.

Do you ‘cap’ the weekend?

Drop the average in the week?

Make a few tactical swaps here and there?

Or whatever else it is.

Just knowing it’s “too much” usually isn’t enough.

Too vague.

If someone know exactly why they’re not losing weight, that’s a different thing.

Mindsets, habits, etc are the area to look in.

But if you’ve ever said “I don’t know why I’m not losing / gaining weight” or some variation…………

Tracking for a number of days gives you the answer.

Be aware there potential errors all throughout the process.

Calories in vs. calories out is accurate.

Tracking it isn’t massively.

But it will give you enough of an idea.

I’d even go so far as to say to do this over any exercise.

No point spending an hour getting to somewhere, exercising and getting back.

When that hour could be spent figuring out where changes can be made.

If you’re a ninja already, get one of the coaches to show you how to track next time you’re in or check the module in Phase 1 on the app.

If you’re not a ninja………. cough **www.theacademygtc.co.uk/briefing-meeting ** cough

Much love,

Jon ‘To be or not to be’ Hall and Matt ‘&A’ Nicholson

About The Author

Jon Hall

Starting in the fitness industry in 2002 and working up from free-lance Personal Trainer to Club Manager, Area Manager, and now co-owner of The Academy - Group Transformation Centre as well as training new Personal Trainers for the PT Academy, running online programmes and developing support products for other PTs, Jon has seen and done it all in his chosen field.   With a passion for helping people change their lives by addressing thought processes and mental breaks (rather than shouting at people at telling them to eat less and move more), Jon has an unparalleled record in helping people achieve amazing life and body transformations.   Enter your info in the box to the right of the screen to find out more about how we can help your transform your life and body in as little as 28 Days.   You can read '28 things you might not know about Jon'' here   Visit the main Academy GTC site: www.theacademygtc.co.uk   Website keywords: Macclesfield personal training weight loss gym