Friday, 16 February 2018


By Zak Nothling, Renegade Nutrition Coach  

“Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” - Napoleon Hill

I want to drill this fact in. Weight loss is a slow process. Actually, let me rephrase that. Sustainable weight loss is a slow process. 

All the diets you see out there can get you results quickly. But in the process of that, you are setting yourself up for failure in the future but learning bad habits about food. 

I know some of you want to change all of your habits in one go. Please don’t. 

Let's do a little bit of an exercise. I want you to think about how long ago you were last in the shape that you were happy with, for some of us it may have been 12 months ago, for some of us it may never be, and that's fine.  

Now let's say it was 12 months ago that you were last happy with your body image. 12 months of being in a calorie surplus for the majority of the time. 365 days of consuming too many calories compared to what you were burning off. 12 months (most likely longer) of poor nutrition habits. 

Is it fair to now expect 12 months of work to be undone in a few weeks or months? I don't think it is. This doesn't mean that it will take 12 months or years for you to get back in shape. 

All I'm asking is that you be rational and take this one day at a time, then one week at a time, then one month at a time. 

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