(Closed) Trainers

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’d be looking for a new trainer ASAP.

Post # 4
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5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

No, my FH is a acting as my trainer. I would probably find a new trainer if I were you. I don’t think he is really helping you by putting you on crazy diets.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

No – but I am a trainer and I am scared for you. Extreme dieting is not good for your body as it takes your body out of homeostasis. So please be careful and remember you are paying for him to get you healthy not harm you!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

That’s not psychotic – it’s just plain unhealthy.

If he’s a really good trainer as far as workouts go, I think it’s time to tell him that you only want to focus on working out and he needs to stop telling you what to do with your diet.  Because that stuff is only going to cause serious health problems in the short and long term.  Personally, I tell every trainer I work with not to touch my diet, because I have a disordered eating history and so telling me what to eat and what not to eat gets out of control really fast.  It sounds like this guy has some food issues as well, if he’s eating things that make him so unhealthy he pees blood.  Please stop taking his diet advice!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I personally think any trainer without a degree or a strong background in nutrition should be followed with extreme caution. His “crazy” sounds like some crash diet that is only going to harm your body and leave you without enough nutrients to funtion…plus not eating properly ontop of working out! Yikes! I’d personally seek another trainer and stop following diets that sound insane (if they sound insane or too good to be true chances are they are). You need a balanced diet to support all your bodily functions.

FH used to have a trainer that put him on a high protein diet (lots of lean meat, chicken). He was basically following a natural body builders routine, no supplements (he used to be a real skinny-mini and wanted to bulk up. He’s still thin but now has muscle). He no longer goes to her, but still follows the basic guidelines for working out and his nutrition. She was an ex-bodybuilder herself with a very strong background in nutrition and the health field.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

“He always puts me on crazy diets that in the end make me binge on crap because they are so restrictive!!”

That is the worst thing ever!  Don’t deprive yourself!  You can continue to you work out with him, but you don’t have to follow his diet advice.  Do you have health insurance?  A lot of health insurance plans cover seeing a nutritionist at little or no cost if you are looking for diet advice.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@eseds:  Okay, now I get it.

While that’s less terrifying, the fact that he ate that extreme an amount of carrot and beet juice and then didn’t realize what it was doing makes me think he doesn’t have a background in nutrition.  I still think you should try to avoid this guy’s diet advice.  Since you say you end up being too restricted and binging, it sounds like he really is recommended very low calorie restrictive diets which are only starving your body and slowing you metabolism.  It may not be as bad as peeing blood, but it’s not good either.

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