Michael Baah, the popular Celebrity Fitness Trainer has shared some tips with the people on workout and fitness. He is a London & Essex-based personal trainer, who is the go-to coach for many stars, influencers as well as athletes.
He has trained stars like Demi Rose Mawby and Abigail Clarke, and has also launched his own brand “The Baah Code”.
What would be the one tip you use to keep clients, or yourself, motivated to continue a workout?
Have a goal that is deeply personal to you that you want to achieve, make sure that you can see your goal daily. Listen/read/watch motivational personal development daily- I once changed my clients screen saver to her to her dream image and hung her bikini on her fridge with a note saying “you were just here. You are not hungry.
It has to be realistic yet powerful enough to motivate you to physically go to the gym or go for that run when you really do not want to. Plus, in my training sessions, we always have a good laugh and I mix up training styles so there is never a slight chance for boredom.
What diet do you typically follow?/Advise your clients to follow?
Your body needs the right balance of nutrients to feel your best. I’ve been running my own supplement business for the last 10 years helping 1000’s of people achieve this through cellular nutrition and wholefoods, from healthy breakfasts to muscle mass gain to vegans & gluten free. I am able to work with everyone!
My plan is to promote eating foods high in the protein. This includes a healthy balance of carbohydrates, good fats, vitamins & minerals, phytonutrients, fibre & water foods such as apples, citrus fruits, parsley, capers, blueberries, green tea, soy, strawberries, turmeric, olive oil, red onion, rocket, aloe and of course every health-lovers must-have, kale are in it too!
It’s not so much a diet but more of an eating lifestyle.
It focuses on the positivity of food and not the negative. It is all about inclusion, not deprivation just common sense… If you are struggling with portion control just change your plate to a smaller plate.
It’s easy, accessible and you get to have red wine cakes and chocolate, you will be surprised. The clients that I have introduced this food plan to have all reaped massive benefits from it.
What is the best diet tip you can give people?
Understanding which foods work best for your body type and avoid processed foods and drink lots of water. Whole and raw foods are better choices. Take the time to make meals from scratch. You will have more control of what you are putting in and eating.
Are there any foods you limit or eat more of?
I believe everything in moderation and not about depriving myself of anything. I am more partial to eating lots of fish and vegetables but do love a good juicy steak from time to time.
If you have a cheat meal, what is it and how often?
My common sense approach to it is that If you need to cheat or break from your diet. Then it can’t be that good of a diet. You can literally undo a week’s worth of hard training and dieting in one meal! You just need a diet that has balance. That contains enough calories for you to reach your goal. Enough protein to help build muscle, help with hunger. Carbs and fats that come from sources that are going to be good for you (and some that come from sources that aren’t i.e chocolate) If you have ever been given a diet and the first thing you think is “when do I get a cheat meal” then already it’s the wrong diet for you.
What do most of us get wrong when we aren’t seeing results?
Lack of results is usually due to a poor diet and/or inconsistent training. If you are not fuelling your body properly with the right kinds of food or not keeping to a regular training schedule, results can be hard to come by.
To see results, follow my health equation: 80% diet, 20% exercise.
Get your diet right, exercise hard and allow your body to recover, you will see amazing results.