View Full Version : So I got a trainer...and got off track.
01-22-2010, 10:13 PM
SO i got a personal trainer at the gym i go to. i want to learn crossfit workouts. she is AWESOME! the workouts are fantastic! however, she said i was eating all wrong. i was vegan/60-70 percent raw. LOTS of smoothies. well i decided i would try her way. it was a high protein with equal carbs and little fat. ok, so i tried it. for 2 weeks religiously i tried it. sharp stomach pains. bathroom issues. the whole time for 2 weeks im scared and nervous because im chucking down whey protein shakes and i HAVE READ the China Study. today i almost threw up at breakfast. i had egg whites and just couldnt get them down. i went to work and to Caninos market after for a fresh supply of veggies. came home, got all my frozen meat and gave it to a friend who was laid off and will eat it. im drinking a blueberry and spinach and pineapple smoothie and geting MY stomach and system BACK!
i LOVE my trainer! I love the work outs! (im just not gonna tell her about the diet!) :)
p/s even doing the zone, i still drank a green smoothie a day! :)
01-23-2010, 02:47 AM
I've never used a trainer but I would let them teach Me the exercises because I already know how to eat. I do know they try to sell you the whole package because they sell the supplies at the gym and I'm sure there's a comission going on. But you're the Boss.....you're paying her, so I would not be afraid to tell her how I'm eating.........you might teach her something. In Joy your workouts.
01-23-2010, 09:18 AM
My trainer tried the same thing. Now she's eating some of my recipes!!!!
01-23-2010, 12:01 PM
My doula said, that when she was preganant with her third child she was drinking protein shakes, and her baby was born over 11 pounds...
02-04-2010, 10:33 AM
Remember trainers are taught about exercise, but don't know all that much about nutrition. Some do make money off upselling you supplements you don't need so keep that in mind.
02-05-2010, 04:08 PM
There are trainers who are trained about nutirition but I agree with Amy that not many of them are a good place for nutrition.
HOWEVER .. in the case of the SAD diet and someone who eats only fast food, the diet your trainer recommended would have been fantastic!!!!
However.... when it comes to switching back to the SAD diet.. it's just like detoxing to RAW.. your body has to change and adjust.. going back to that diet is the same thing...
I'm happy you decided to go back the Raw! =D
Good luck and keep us posted!
02-06-2010, 06:32 AM
You should tell the trainer of the effects that the diet had on your body. How else are people going to learn.
I would love it if someone had told me about raw long before I discovered it. I tell everyone.
03-21-2010, 09:03 PM
I agree - you call the shots. I also agree that a lot of these trainers know a lot about exercise but they are not experts on nutrition. I just started working out about two months ago and I can't afford private training but I at least got one session to talk about my goals, showing me how to use the equipment, etc. The trainer asked me how and what I ate and he thought I had a good diet. The only thing he told me to add was some yogurt - which I won't do because even if I wasn't following mostly raw - I am lactose intolerant. I wouldn't let them tell me what to eat unless they eat the way I do!:rolleyes:
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