1/29/08

"I want you to try and give up bread"

and that's when I almost dropped the 22.5lb weights on my feet. Apparently eavesdropping on trainers and their clients at the gym is not a safe practice... I've watched this trainer with many of her clients before and she was the only one I respected before, well, until now. She is the only one that pays attention, kicks their asses and mixes up their workouts according to their fitness levels and what they want to achieve. But when she tried to play the part of nutritionist last night, I was TOTALLY perturbed. She was going on about how red meat is bad for you, how she can't stand pork and how this poor lady needs to cut out bread and pasta in order to shed those pounds she's paying the trainer to help her lose. "But I find that I do eat well and don't eat a lot of bread," said the cute little client. "My problem has always been portion sizes." "Yeah, well I find that gluten is really the problem with people in losing those stubborn pounds," she rambled on, not really paying attention. "You need to cut out those refined sugars and you're going to see a difference. I did" GOOD FREAKIN LORD! LISTEN TO YOUR CLIENT, WOMAN!! SHE'S NOT YOU! But the client's innocent curiosity was the BEST! "How many of your clients have tried this and have been successful? Do they stick to it for long?" "Well, I only have one on it...and she's really stubborn...." BAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAH WHAT THE BLOODY HELL?!?!?!?! Seriously - the girl had the solution to her own problem. She has portion distortion. She knows she has to eat more whole grains and smaller portions. She obviously just isn't in the right frame of mind to do it yet. Kudos to her for first making a change to get her booty shaking at the gymbo and trying to get fit. She'll soon realize she needs to change up her diet too, but don't make her dive head first off of the deep end just yet. Moderation is the key to success. I'll sneak you a sammich girly. Meet me in the locker room at 4 p.m.

17 comments:

jodi said...

sounds like she's pushing atkins and/or the south beach diet... though i've done atkins and lost weight, it didn't stay off for long and i missed 'normal' food... trainers should stick to training - that's why we have these people called nutritionists... ;o)

emmyjw said...

You are hilarious! I often think the same thing when I hear some trainer pretending they have a nutrition degree babbling on like they know everything.SMACK! You rock,and for the record I think you lokk great with or without the scrumper and I LOVE the new tat.I found you through sister skinny and I love your blog.

Jennifer said...

LMAO! That's priceless! So how is it that us on WW get to eat bread and pasta and still lose weight? Bahahahaha! She should definitely not listen to that trainer who obviously doesn't know anything about nutrition! :P

Sarah said...

You know what's funny!? I consider myself VERY well self-educated when it comes to nutrition, and so when my PT told me I should be cutting coffee out of my diet I was like 'yeah whatever' (I know it's my vice, and everyone needs a vice, or what's life right?)

But the funny part is that one of the girls who works at the gym overheard this and immediately jumped in and called my PT on telling me what not to eat when he apparently lives on Rockets, you know, those little halloween candies, pure sugar?

She then went on to explain to me that all the trainers who worked there preached this crazy eating to their clients, but all of them had at least one awful habit which was completely contradictory to the advice they pushed!

I say, take advice you're given with a grain of salt, do your own research, and at the end of the day, do what works for you.

ALLA a.k.a green girl said...

you're so right - moderation is key, although I forget that sometimes.. :)
it sounds like you should be a trainer - seriously!

Trish said...

Moderation is always key. To tells someone they cannot have this or that eventually will lead to too much of this or that. To each their own though, as long as they don't try to force it on me :)

Jen said...

WOW, that is ridiculous!!!

Even the Canada food guide (which a lot of Nutritionists follow) plugs eating grains (which includes breads!)...grr...but you knew that...you should have jumped in and said "hi, my names Marie, I lost over 70 lbs, I'm hot and I eat bread"...

Cara said...

hahaha you are awesome!

Trish said...

LOL @ jen's comment.

Sara said...

too funny. Crazy things never work. Sometimes I hate trainers - I don't trust their nutrional advise at all, after all their livelihood is based on how they look so that is going to f#ck them up for sure.

btw - bad ass news. I can't come tonight. Just learned that my boss scheduled shit for me tonight, she is winning her battle for me to work 50 hours/week. I really need to step up my game here if I want a life.

Vanessa aka Wheebs said...

It's probably because nutrition is my chosen field of study, but I have 0 patience for people who don't know what the f*ck they're talking about trying to hand out nutrition advice. Pisses me off. I turn into one nasty biatch when I hear people doing it :P.

Ditto what Jen said! :D

Carolyn said...

Haha! Accoring to that trainer all of us Celiacs should have no problem losing those extra pounds then! We have no choice but to cut out the gluten!!

What a twit. I cannot believe the things that people say sometimes.

katieo said...

"hi, my names Marie, I lost over 70 lbs, I'm hot and I eat bread"

lol!!
If I had a nickel for every time I overheard something really stupid at the gym, I'd have enough money to renew my membership.

Erin said...

I get so irritated by trainers that tell people how to eat. They are not nutritionists! Argh. I remember once hearing a trainer tell his client that she had lost as much weight as she could lose unless she seriously changed the way she ate - and went on to talk about no carbs and a spiel about egg whites. As if. You can eat anything you want - it is portions that matter. And you need all the food groups! It is unhealthy to leave some out! Argh! I get so mad about people who are food stupid. I could type for days.

Jennifer said...

Hi there! I just wanted to let you know that I have changed my Blogger address. It is now http://jennifers--journey.blogspot.com. Thanks! :0)

Shrunk said...

That is so ridiculous. Yeah, the trainer definitely needs to stick to training only.

Marky Mark said...

My trainer (a he) critiques the food journal he has me hand in every week. Sample comments: chocolate?! hamburger pie?! a mufffinnnn!!!!????? tequila!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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