How to drop the last 10 pounds you want to lose!

By: Tom McAleese, CPT, Mar 16, 2017
personal training, fitness, routine, resistance

What can I do to get from this fitness plateau, how can I kick it up a notch?

The last 10 pounds can be very difficult to lose, but not impossible. Your body gets comfortable being a certain size/weight. It doesn’t like change. As the last few pounds begin to resist leaving, you need to change things up a bit more drastically.

Stay hydrated. This helps reduce the hungry feeling. Eat nutrient dense but low calorie foods. Foods high in fibre help fill you up. Vegetables are good for this. Short rounds of intense cardio (HIIT) are good for promoting fat loss. Do resistance training. The more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn all day.

Many people hit the treadmill thinking that if they do more cardio, they will lose more weight. Usually the opposite happens as you will begin burning off muscle which lowers your metabolism which slows calorie loss.

See a personal trainer to get a tailored work out to help shed those last 10 pounds.

Tom McAleese is a Can-Fit Pro certified personal trainer since 2009 and Transportation Technology teacher since 1997. He is now the owner and operator of Diamond Fitness Personal Training in Simcoe, Ontario. Tom can be reached at: 519-410-2713 or

Tom is a Can-Fit Pro Certified Personal Trainer. His life is dedicated to fitness and all aspects of a healthy lifestyle.  At 47 years of age, he has many years of experience in reaching personal performance goals.  As a client, he will assist you in reaching your maximum potential!

Tom is specializing in the following personal training:

weight loss
strength training
sports conditioning
cardio fitness

one-on-one or small group sessions in a private gym studio workout programs based on your home setup for long distance clients outdoor and swim workouts available (seasonal)

Certified in:

Current Trends in Performance Nutrition
Supplementation for Training or Performance
Advanced Strength Training