You’ve Lost Weight!

Confessions of a Fitness Professional

Behind the smile and motivational cues, lies a trainer who is fed up with your you-know-what.

Chapter Four: You’ve Lost Weight!

Day One

Me: (Wears long pants).

Client:

Day Two

Me: (Wears long pants).

Client:

Day Three

Me: (Wears shorts).

Client: You’ve lost weight!!!

Don’t be that guy.

Weight loss doesn’t equal fat loss. A common misconception is that when we lose or gain weight, it’s fat. Consider what happens when we lose or gain muscle. Does that not change our weight? In my case, I hadn’t lost any weight. Awkward! As a matter of fact, my body composition on the day that the client said I’d lost weight had been the same for a very long time. The only thing that changed was that my client saw my legs for the first time. It seems she mistook my muscle for fat.

Anyway, if you want to pay a trainer a compliment, it should be about their work, not their looks. Let them know what they’ve done for you. You can’t go wrong there. 🙂

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