FFF 109: Why You’re Not Making Any Progress & What To Do About It – with Gar Benn


This week we are chatting about some of the reasons why you are not experiencing the results you were expecting.

My guest is Gar Benn. He is a coach based in Ireland for a company called Sigma Nutrition and he’s also the owner or a gym called City Gym Limerick. In this episode, we dive deep on setting realistic expectations, different metrics to track progress, and some of the misinterpretations that people have when it comes to following weight loss guidelines.

It’s helpful if you are in that process of trying to lose weight. Or if you experience success at the beginning but you may have noticed that results start to slow down and may be getting a little bit frustrated. This will help get you back on track and allow you to look at the bigger picture.

  • How do you help your clients to define realistic expectations?
  • What other method to use to measure results?
  • Helpful tips when you hit a plateau
  • How to help people to be more consistent?
  • How to get back on track when your progress got derailed?
Quotes & Take-Aways

If you get up the first thing you do in the morning is you jump on a scale, you’re already setting the tone for your day coming.

It is vital that you trust the plan that you put in place

It’s easy to misinterpret information from a culture. When you read something online, you have to break it down to its core principles.

Do two or three tasks or habits on a daily basis.

There should be a minimum standard to get people back on board.

Always make it suit your life.

Have minimum standards to hit in your day that makes life so easy.

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Scott Baptie

Scott is the owner and founder of Food For Fitness. He is a fat loss coach, speaker and fitness writer with a masters (MSc) degree in Applied Sports Nutrition.