Let me tell you how we helped our colleague Rob shed 10 stone!

This is a Rob Tallon special…. I feel it’s incredibly important I tell you all about Rob. He’s a member here at Pulse and works up in the hotel as a kitchen porter.

Rob has been on an incredible weight loss journey, losing 10 and a half STONE…. Just to put that into perspective, that’s my body weight, so basically he’s lost me!!!

Rob has gone about this in exactly the correct way… no fad diets, no “magic” pills and no extreme methods, he’s simply put himself in a calorie deficit (consuming less calories than his body needs) and been consistent with it. I’ve mentioned these two things before and if I’m totally honest they are EVERYTHING when it comes to weight loss. The ONLY way to lose weight is to consume less calories than your body needs and the ONLY way to lose weight and keep it off is to be consistent with it. It’s no good eating well for a week then rewarding yourself with a week of treats or even a few days of treats, as this in most cases wipes out the good work and takes you out of the calorie deficit.

Rob has done this over a long period of time so the consistency is very important, sometimes people lose large amounts of weight quickly on extreme diets but you can almost guarantee that in most cases they will put this weight back on soon after. The key to a successful weight loss like Rob’s is losing small amounts of weight each week and if you consistently do this you will reach your goal weight, imagine losing just 1lb each week, over a year that’s 52lbs, which isn’t far off 4 stone!

You need to eat how you can eat for the rest of your life so these fad diets will not work as they are unsustainable. You can still eat whatever you like but you MUST make sure you consume just less calories than your body needs.

Just to give you an example, if your maintenance amount of calories was 2000kcal a day and all you consumed all day was 1900kcal of crisps then you would lose weight. Yeah obviously I wouldn’t exactly recommend just eating crisps as they wouldn’t give you all the nutrients you need but what I’m saying is, it doesn’t matter what you eat as long as your total calories for the day is less than what you need. It is that simple and anyone can do it, Rob proves this, as by his own admission he’s not the most naturally athletic person in the world, he’s just a normal bloke who’s shown consistency and discipline over a period of time and has stayed motivated by the small weight losses he’s achieved each week.

Rob should be an inspiration and a motivation to all members who want to lose weight/fat. When you are about to consume something that will put you over your daily calorie allowance think this …”Be like Rob and show some restraint and some discipline”… because days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months and months turn into years. Trust me, after a month or so the results will keep you motivated and you’ll be your own inspiration.