The number of mixed health messages that we receive each day is off the charts. We have all been told to stop calorie counting but then the next conflicting message that we are given is that “energy out less energy in equals weight loss” so what are we meant to do? We were all in shambles until Madalin Fordsham put everything in perspective.
Madalin was eating just 800 calories a day, and following what is known as a ketogenic diet (low-carb, high-fat and moderate protein diet) – sound familiar? 'The ketogenic diet had worked for me in the past,' Ms Frodsham told the Daily Mail. 'But I found the food so difficult to eat as you’re constantly having to substitute carbohydrates.’
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After being frustrated with a plateau in her results she got help from a nutrition coach and personal trainer. They recommended continuing the Kayla Itsines workout program but modifying her diet (get Kayla’s 3 minute arm workout here).
So reluctantly Madalin went from 800 calories a day (5% carbs) to 1,800 calories a day (50% carbs) and the results? Well the pictures speak for themselves.
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Her workout routine and weight has stayed the same but she’s now lost body fat and gained muscle and abs. Fordsham top tip is 'counting your macros (not calories) is the way to go,'
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'Don't waste your time eating salad when you could be eating sweet potatoes and banana pancakes. Eat more and get fit. It actually works.'