2020 has been the year of lockdowns which has also been the year people have found the time to finally dedicate themselves to their health and fitness. People have been stuck at home and it’s given them so much free time they’ve had the opportunity to get on top of their exercise regime and many people have committed to it thanks to the mental health impacts as well as the physical ones. Healthy eating and exercise go hand in hand so lots of people have been putting effort into researching both of these things. When it comes to a healthy diet there are so many different types advocated for and advertised online. Some of the most common diets and diet trends are the keto diet, this is a diet that is high fat and low carbohydrate that forces your body to burn fats instead of burning carbohydrates, this makes your body go into a metabolic state called ketosis and this diet is growing in popularity. Another diet that is growing in popularity is the plant-based/vegan diet.
This means people predominately get their calories from plant-based foods and vegans are usually vegan from a moral standpoint for the animals, but an added positive for them is that it’s one of the healthiest diets there is. This alone can be overwhelming and then additionally trying to figure out what the best type of exercise is, whether strength training or cardio is more suited to you, is also difficult. This is why more people than ever hired a personal trainer to be their online coach or when the lockdown wasn’t in place a personal trainer at the gym, a personal trainer will figure this all out for you.
Diet Created By A Personal Trainer
A diet created by a personal trainer will be completely customized to suit your needs and they’ll have trained for a long time to ensure they can create a diet plan that will work for you. They won’t recommend any diet trends but they instead will base your diet plan on your macronutrients. This is carbohydrates, fat, and protein, it’s necessary to eat these at different ratios depending on what your goals are. If you’re trying to gain weight you need more energy so a higher percentage of your total calories will be carbohydrates, if you’re trying to lose weight then a higher percentage will be protein. A diet created by a personal trainer will also include all of the foods that you love as they don’t recommend restricting as this leads to binging, instead they encourage moderation and the 80/20 rule.
A personal trainer will also provide you with an exercise plan that fits perfectly with your diet plan, if your calories increase on your diet plan they will do so in relation to your exercise plan. This is just as important as the diet plan. What type of exercise your personal trainer will recommend depends on your goals. If you’re wanting to get toned, strong, or build muscle then your personal trainer will recommend weight training, this will include exercises like squats, lunges, hip thrusts, bicep curls, etc. This will focus on progressive overload, every week if you increase your weights it’ll help your muscles to grow. If you’re wanting to increase your cardiovascular endurance or lose weight they’ll likely recommend exercises such as running, cycling, or swimming. Whilst the knowledge that comes with a personal trainer is valuable is can be expensive, if you can’t find a trainer to fit your budget then group personal training is a cost effective alternative to more traditional workout programs.