All coaches should be giving you a step goal if fat loss is what you are trying to achieve.
I have had a good few clients who hate the step goal, I want to explain why it is necessary.
It does not have to be 10,000 steps every day. Every client will be different. It does however have to be challenging and we also have to think about your health as well as well as your weight loss goal.
Why is a step goal needed? When we create an energy deficit (aka calorie deficit and what you need to achieve to lose weight) our body would like to try and hold onto that energy (you know coz it’s not hard enough to lose weight). This will be by making you want to move less. You may not even notice it. It could be very slight. However, that change in energy output could slow your weight loss down or even bring you to out of your deficit. If you have a step goal, then you will make that effort to continue to hit that energy output and you will avoid this completely.
Your daily steps and genral movement throughout the day is where you burn the most energy over the day.
In regard to health – being sedentary is one of the worst things you can do for your health. It has been shown in studies that hitting those 8,000 steps a day as a minimum has health benefits.
How do you set you step target? It totally depends on your goal. If for health, then I would be building up to the 8,000 mark at least. If for fat loss, impossible to say as it depends on so many factors such as weight, height, how much weight you want to lose, do you have a timeframe, your current lifestyle and what is realistic for adherence.
Having a coach to help you, support you and actually work with YOU would be helpful.
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