(Closed) OMG, my trainer is an f***ing idiot!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yeah, your trainer scares me! I think a normal woman may burn a total of 1800 calories in a normal day before exercise, so if you add another 400 for exercise your burning 2200 in a day. If you go by his crazy 1500 calorie deficit rule you’d only be able to eat 700 calories a day which is not enough!!! It takes about 2500 calories for a pound of weight loss, so with his math you’d be losing 4-5 in a weekwhich is not a normal amount.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

No, that sounds really wrong to me.  I’m not a nutritionist, but basically, he’s telling you to be -400 calories every day.  How is your body supposed to fuel itself?  You won’t build muscle if your body has no nutrients. 

I’m glad you aren’t listening to the trainer.  This is basically starvation.  Hopefully your husband will come around soon!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

Sorry, that’s bull. I’m on a 1200kcal diet and you’re spot on – this is the safest minumum. Less than that leads to starvation mode. (I know this as my MyFitnessPal keeps telling me off…)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

@Mrs.SplatterPaint:  WHAAAAAAT?!?!?!

You need a new trainer. That is negligent at best.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

I’m genuinely concerned about this. It’s one thing to have crash diets (We all know what they are, why they are bad for us, but the little voice in our head tells us that not enough food = weight loss) but this man is purporting to be a PROFESSIONAL???

If you are not trying to lose weight then 1200 is too low. You need at least 1500-2000 to maintain if you are exercising.

Seriously, take your Darling Husband to a nutritionist/new trainer for a second, profesisonal opinion. My trainer eats 7000kcal a day and there is not an ounce of fat on him.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

Tell him you are going to sue him for professional negligence. That might get you out of the contract! Absolute imbecile!!! (Him, of course)

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

Show eating/food is different – you have to get really dehydrated etc to show off the muscles. That’s not normal people though! I’d be so frustrated if my Fiance couldn’t see past this, so I feel your pain. I guess you could refuse to go – that might show your Darling Husband you’re serious about this?

I’m just gobsmacked that someone is peddling this nonsense. Health is a long term thing and you have to be so careful about what you do to your body. Women especially, as messing about with your metabolism can lead to all sorts of problems (AF etc). I’m massively ‘do as I say, not as I do’ as for reasons I won’t bore you with I have first hand experience of all of this, so whilst you get slower weight loss at a sensible rate (1-2lbs per WEEK), it’s the only safe and proper way to do it.

Best of luck. Seriously, try and kick your trainer to the kerb!

ETA – Not that you need to lose weight, just for the record!

 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

1lb a DAY? This man is crazy. Can you call your doctor and get some kind of ‘official’ note or something or a recommendation to a nutritionist to provide info to this wackjob that what he’s doing is incredibly dangerous? Like a PP, the professional negligence thing is a very real possibility for you. 

Glad you aren’t listening to him!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

PS. I’m massively pleased you know and have recognised he’s a ‘f***ing idiot’ – some people may have believed him!

(Hope that doesnt sound patronising, not meant to!)

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs.SplatterPaint:  You’re right, he’s completely nuts about your needed calorie intake, don’t listen to him.  Some people shouldn’t be allowed to be trainers, IMO.  I hear this all the time (I’m also a certified fitness professional) from people that their trainer is essentially trying to set them up for failure.  For some trainers it’s all about money and keeping people coming back.  Which sucks!  Get a new trainer, one whom you can trust.  Most trainers are trustworthy, enjoy their work, and will have your best interests at heart. 

ETA:  Also, just your normal bodily/brain functions require a certain amount of calories, regardless of whether you’re working out or not.  Not providing enough energy for your body can lead to some serious health issues.

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