Yesterday I got off a call with a client and he mentioned he’s been feeling more fatigue and less energy in training, His hunger has been up a bit, and his cravings have been through the roof! On top of all that his progress had slowed down too ^^EVER BEEN THERE ? ^^ I knew this was coming and we’d chatted about it a month ago to prepare him ahead of time. It was time to implement a “diet break”, and you may be thinking ^^“Alex, what’s a diet break ?”^^ After you’ve been dieting for a bit your metabolism and hormones start to adapt to burn fewer calories. Your body loves being efficient , Which is great for survival, but not great for fat loss... So your body makes you tired and fatigued to prevent excess movement, because that movement burns calories. Your hunger and cravings increase to try to make to eat more and regain the weight you’ve lost. There’s more specific questions I ask my clients but those are the main bullet points. To reverse this I brought my clients calories backup to maintenance eating more carbs and fats. We’ll stay here for 2-4 weeks depending on how well he responds. Then when we come back to a fat loss phase he’s burning more calories, hormonally and metabolically healthier and psychologically feeling refreshed too! If you think you need a diet break, or are confused about the next step with your nutrition click HERE and lets chat to see what the best way to get you lasting results is.