Does this sound familiar: Your client is training hard and seems to be following their meal plan pretty well.
… but they have a tire of fat around the belly that won’t seem to budge.
This client always comes in with a coffee, has a stressful job, kids, and often talks about feeling tired.
It’s time to take a look at their sleep habits.
Sleep is probably the most overlooked aspect when it comes to trainers and their clients.
But it plays an ENORMOUSLY critical role when it comes to health and the ability to lose weight and lose fat.
If your client feels tired, but their mind won’t turn off, they are most likely GABA deficient. 9 times out of 10, when a client struggles to fall asleep at night – they are GABA deficient.
GABA is a neurotransmitter naturally produced by our bodies, and it’s responsibility is sending calming messages from the brain to the nervous system.
Again… we can’t stress this enough … FAT LOSS WILL NOT HAPPEN until your client is getting consistent, quality sleeps. This means falling asleep quickly (ideally much before 11pm) and staying asleep all night long.
Some things that you can start recommending to help improve sleep:
• no caffeine / stimulant drinks after 1 pm (caffeine can stay in the body longer than 6 hours)
• turning off electronics an hour before bed and getting them out of the bedroom
• implement a consistent wind-down routine that helps with your brain’s “it’s time to calm down” signalling. A consistent bed time hour and routine, as well as a consistent wake up time, will help.
• recommend 2 or 3 magnesium; 2 during dinner and 1 with tea or small snack around 7 pm (this may have to be adjusted).
• finish the last meal/snack before 7:30
We teach our Transformation Mentorship students how to assess for GABA, as well as other neurotransmitters and hormones that have key affects on health and fat loss.