Not a big fan of quick fixes, they do have their place but a good 95%+ of the people I’ve dealt with are wanting long term and sustainable results.
I can heavily restrict someone’s calories and hammer them into the ground for 12 weeks.
Provided I’ve got someone to stick it out they’ll get significantly leaner than when they started. That’s easy if I’ve got the right person ready to do that.
Point 1. They won’t and can’t sustain that degree of restriction. Once the target deadline is met it will in most cases lead to a period of binge eating. Their perception of what dieting is then revolves around pain, restriction and consumption of bland foods that are often calorically identical to their tasty comparisons.
Point 2. They won’t and can’t sustain that intensity and volume of exercise. Their lifestyle typically won’t permit it. They factored it in for a period of time with no consideration for what comes after.
Analogous of working your arse off at work for 12 weeks. You set a precedence that is then expected to be sustained by your employer. You can’t sustain it so you get fired.
Your body has got used to ‘X’ amount coming in and ‘X’ amount going out. At the end of the given ‘transformation’ period all you want to do is stop training as much and eat more. A two pronged attack on rapid weight gain.
Ask yourself at all times. Can I realistically sustain this?
If the answers no, ask why, is it a restriction issue, enjoyment issue, timing issue, lifestyle issue?
A trainer will train you. A coach will address all of these questions and find solutions for sustaining and ongoing improvement.
The biggest factor for the person undertaking the change is accepting that progress is going to be slow. Unless they hugely compromise longevity of their results that’s the reality.
Rapid results are like pay day loans…..the interest you’ll pay is HUGE.