Susan reached out to me a few years ago, feeling - Depressed, Miserable, Tired and Overwhelmed.
Now, Susan had tried everything, and I mean EVERYTHING: Juice Plus, Herbalife, Weight Watches, Slimming World, P90X, The Body Coach etc.
She’d gone to Zumba, tried the low-carb approach, done 21-day detoxes and even hired other personal trainers, but she’d still got nowhere.
In fact, if anything Susan had got fatter.
The wobble around her mid-section was now a whole lot more.
It shook when she walked, sagged when she stood up, and left her having to buy clothes 2 sizes too big just so she could hide it underneath baggy t-shirts.
And worst of all, she got out of breath just from walking up a flight or stairs…
It wasn’t just the physical effects either.
Knowing she was overweight, seriously unhealthy and heading to an early grave was one thing, but what hurt more was the mental anguish.
Susan was at a crossroads…
On the one hand, she knew she needed to change.
She didn’t want to be the tubby woman who walks around self-conscious all the time, gets embarrassed in front of her husband, avoiding photos, or reluctant to be out in public…
Susan knew the only way to change this was to lose weight, but how did she do that?
All her friends could lose weight at the click of their fingers, and the models in her magazines always said their secret was their cardio routine, their clean diets, or their fat burner pills.
She’d tried all of those, and none of them worked. In her mind, her body was different, and she was stuck with her ugly, stubborn fat forever.
Before I carry on the story - does any of this sound familiar?
Have you tried everything with no reward for all your hard work?
Does all conventional advice leave you miserable, hungry and exhausted, but no lighter and with no visible changes?
If so, I urge you to read on. Because Susan’s shocking discovery could just help you. As a last resort, Susan reached out to me.
When Susan reached out, I could tell she was nervous. I understood that though - reaching out to a trainer is daunting.
You expect guys like me to be all authoritarian and to have some sadistic love of pain!
That’s not my style though, and I warmed to Susan immediately, as I’d seen so many poor women in her position.
Susan explained her struggles to me, and they all sounded so familiar.
Susan, I said … “I understand, and I know you feel like you’ve tried everything and nothing will work.
But I promise you - we can make a difference.
I’m not going to promise you 20 pounds of weight loss in a week, or guarantee your ideal body in 6 weeks, because approaches like that don’t work.
Extreme diets and training plans can only lead to hunger, misery and you always regain the weight again afterwards, and often end up even heavier.
I want you do enjoy the process, and not feel like you’re dieting.
I want you to love exercise again, regain your confidence, make your friends jealous and amaze your kids.
Above all, I want to help you feel sexy for your partner once more. I promise you we’ll do this.
Now, my methods are - how shall we say … Somewhat unconventional.
See, I’m going to get you eating more food than you’ve ever had before on any diet. I’m also not going to ask you to do barely any cardio.
Susan was skeptical
So I then showed her some of the results my other clients had been getting.
Results like this …