I know we are concentrating on protein this term but I felt the need to share this story on sugar, which you may hear or have heard at bootcamp today. A PT client of mine, who is happy for me to share his story, came to me about 8 weeks ago wanting to get fitter and lose a bit of body fat. I counselled him on nutrition and he was smashing his workouts to the point of vomitting (he was putting everything into it).
He reassured me his nutrition was going well and he had cut down on all the bad stuff. Eight weeks down the track he says he’s worried he’s not meeting his fat loss goals. “maybe we need to look at changing something with your nutrition” I said. Then out with it he came. “I haven’t been honest about my sugar intake” he said. He then informed me he was still having 3 sugars in his coffee (1 coffee a day) and drinking about a litre of made up cordial when he got home from work. CORDIAL!!!! One of the first things I tell people to quit when they start with me. Wasted calories!!!! I wasn’t happy. I added up the amount of sugar he had consumed since he started 8 weeks prior. Wait for it-3 kilograms of sugar in 8 weeks, and that was just in what he was drinking!!! It was hindering his proggress. Let me share with you an email I recieved from some PT authors (Sharny and Julius) to explain the “nasty” behind sugar and why it was hindering his fat loss.