Chris Powell, the trainer that transforms obese people into healthy fit responsible individuals, reveals one secret that is the base to any weight loss, according to Reuters. He claims that whether you want to lose 20 pounds of 200 pounds, the recipe is the same.
After working with obese people for years, personal trainer Chris Powell is considered an expert in healthy weight loss. He pushed to limits of every contestant in “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition”, forcing them to realize that there are no limits. He calls himself a “transformation specialist”, serving as coach, psychotherapist and mentor to every one of his clients. Now 33 years old, Powell has been working with extremely overweight people since 2003. What he finds exciting about his occupation is the fact that “there’s something so magical about this group because they are the group that the cards are stacked against.”
He has obtained incredible results with a method that can be used for both slightly overweight and morbidly obese clients. Powell says that “from a diet and exercise standpoint, losing 20 or 200 pounds is almost identical. It’s just scale”. According to the transformer specialist, an obese person doesn’t have to make huge changes in his (of her) lifestyle. Most of the times, it is enough to drop sodas and drink water instead. A small eating habit like that could help a person lose more than they think. The scale will drop dramatically.
One advantage of the overweight people is that they have already developed muscle mass in order to put up with the general weight – the muscles were somewhat forced to develop to maintain the position of the body – so, a little amount of time spent walking or juts running a bit will make “their calorie burn through the roof”.
Powell’s fitness philosophy is “a little of this, a little of that”. This is the recipe to lose weight and feel better about yourself both on a physical level and on a psychological level. Whatever the goal, the method is the same. Small changes make a difference.
Chris Powell has a degree in exercise science. He has also studied biomechanics and physiology.