Chained To The Scales

Is This You?


The old method of recording total weight for health and fitness is becoming obsolete and in most cases has led to an epidemic of yoyo dieting and poor weight management. Your exercise and or diet plan could also be the cause of your weight problem and poor sporting performance.

Not fuelling your body properly, over training and the wrong activity could result in lean weight loss, reduced metabolic rate and possible injury. All detrimental to your health and fitness goals. Knowing your BMR and EAR range is essential for health management and long term success. Proper preparation prevents poor performance. 

Lean Weight…

One of the most important factors in maintaining and improving your health and fitness is the ability to keep and improve your lean weight, especially during any weight reduction plan or fitness regime. Losing lean weight will have a devastating effect on your metabolism, making it increasingly harder to keep control of your weight problem or benefit from your sporting efforts.

Knowing your body composition statistics and metabolic rate will help you make an informed choice when it comes to your exercise and diet regime. Prevent your body responding negatively to your present health and fitness efforts.

(BC10) For health management, weight control and improved sporting performance, I would recommend having a professional body composition analysis performed once every six weeks to identify your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), Estimated Average Energy requirement (EAR), fat weight, fat%, lean weight, lean%, hydration and advice and direction for each component tested.

Poor Diet…

Our body converts the food we eat into energy stores (glucose).  When these energy stores are low during intensive activity or on a low calorie diet, muscle is used as a backup source, broken down into glucose to provide the vital energy needed to cope with the strenuous demands we put it through, this leads to lean weight loss, resulting in poor metabolism and possible injury. So stay hydrated throughout the day and avoid meal skipping to prevent this.


For those that have busy lifestyles and struggle to get a balance intake of calories throughout the day, a pre workout snack should be considered. First thing to remember, this is a pre workout snack not a meal so portion size should be small and only required if you haven’t eaten properly that day. Consume around 50% of the expected calories to be burnt during your workout. If your workout is short and performed at low intensity, then you may not need a snack but a demanding workout for longer periods needs fuel.

Pre workout snack…

Avoid high sugary foods to prevent that sudden sugar rush and crash, avoid fatty foods and processed foods to prevent that heavy sluggish feeling. Aim for a mix of protein and carbohydrates with a high glycaemic index for fast digestion and quick energy release. Foods like banana, apricots, energy drinks or energy bars. Small portions! (two or three bites) should be enough to prevent your body from breaking down essential lean mass.

Text (call back BC10) to 07710 119991 and receive £10 off your first comprehensive body composition analysis including personal programme advice and direction. Normal cost £50. Email if you require more information.