Weight Loss Articles

Why I can’t stop eating and how it can help you lose weight

By | Weight Loss Articles | No Comments

Since my shoulder surgery a couple of weeks ago I’ve been pretty laid up. I’m still in a sling and probably gong to be for a couple more weeks, so that means no exercise until the repair work has stitched back together.

But, I literally can’t stop eating.

I’m hungry all the time.

I am 100% convinced this is because I’m not doing anything active at the minute. Im spending a lot of time on the sofa watching TV. Stuff I don’t even really care about as well, like pointless and bargain hunt.

You know how you get tired when you sit around all day?

Well the science says that leads to your body seeking out energy dense food to give you more energy.

Energy dense usually = bad ie high calories and high fat or sugar

Yesterday I had 2 double cheese burgers I was so hungry and the day before I had a double Nandos chicken wrap.
My wife says she is struggling to keep up with how much im eating at the minute.

The only way to curb this will be to start doing some more exercise and being more active so for now im limited to getting out for walks.

This is the number 1 reason why you need to include exercise as part of a successful weight loss strategy.

You don’t even have to do that much: 3 x 45 minute sessions like we do at our fit camp is more than enough.

We’ve has 4 new members join in the last week alone which means we only have 2 places left.

You can check it out here

Liam “Still Hungry” Thompson
Head Coach
Northwest Fit Camp Manchester
Drop a Size in 4 weeks Guaranteed

Failed Resolutions

Are you in the 90%

By | News, Weight Loss Articles | No Comments

The 17th of January, Saturday just passed.

What the significance of this date? Apart from the fact it was bloody freezing here in Manchester.

It’s actually the date that most people give up their new years resolutions.

By this point 90% of you will have abandoned your healthy eating or diet plans or if you have joined a gym you won’t be going anymore!

Sound familiar?

Now we’re not taking on any new members for either personal training or fit camp at the minute in Manchester, because basically we are full, however…

…we are relaunching our online 4 week drop a dress size at home program for 10 Manchester women who want to effortlessly lose weight in the minimum time.

I’ll give you all the tools you need to easily drop a minimum of a dress size without needing to join a gym and you can do everything at home in your
own time.

You can check it out here

We have only 10 spaces and they will definitely sell out

Liam Thompson

Head Coach
Northwest Fit Camp and Personal Training Manchester

Stressed Woman

The Secret Hormone That Keeps Women Fat

By | Weight Loss Articles | No Comments

Let me tell you a quick story about hormones.

It’s about one of the main reasons why many women struggle to drop any significant amount of weight at all and it’s definitely not
what you might think it is.

Imagine exercising up to 5 times a week at the gym, eating a healthy diet yet frustratingly not being able to get results you desperately want.

Frustrating isn’t it?

If losing weight was just about diet and exercise then it would be easier but we know that there is a lot more to it than that.

A hell of a lot more

Many women forget about the hormone cortisol, it’s a stress hormone and when its high it can stop you from using your fat stores as
fuel, meaning a big no no to losing buy xenical online india weight, at least the kind of weight you want to lose (body fat).

And its sneaky because you may be be dropping on the scales but it will be you muscle mass. Making you weaker and slowing your
metabolism to a crawl.

You don’t even have to feel stressed for it to rise.

Managing this hormone is just one of the strategies we use at our Manchester Fit Camp and its one of the reasons why we can virtually
guarantee to help you drop a dress size in the next 4 weeks.

Today is your last chance to get on board our fit camp this month.

Join Now – Start Monday

Liam Thompson
Head Coach
Northwest Fit Camp Manchester / Northwest Personal Training



Apply For a Free Consultation

Application for a free no obligation consultation with one of our expert coaches at our studio in Manchester City Centre
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Tape measure with nutrition facts

How To Eat More and Lose More

By | Weight Loss Articles | No Comments

Have you ever tried to go on a diet and tried cutting down on how much you eat in an effort to lose weight?

Usually the results are pretty good, at least at the start. The number on the scales drops on schedule for the first few weeks and then bam, it stops dead and no matter how many times a day you weight yourself it wont budge.

So you stop weighing yourself. You’ve slipped back into your old routine and the next time you jump on the scales, its higher than it was at the start?

Sound familiar?

Where are you going wrong?

Cutting out calories too much may work short term but longer term it can be disastrous.

The key is to eat better buy generic xenical orlistat quality food with more nutrition. Give your body what it needs instead of starving it.

Starving your body of calories also starves your body of nutrients and its not gonna like that. That’s why it fights to hold on to your fat stores and the scales don’t budge.

That’s also why we educate our fit camp members on exactly what foods they need to eat to lose weight in a healthy way, without go on silly starvation diets.

Nutrition is the key

You can join us for a 4 week drop a dress size trial at

Liam Thompson
Head Coach
Northwest Fit Camp Manchester
Drop a dress size in 4 weeks Guaranteed

Apple and Mars Bar Sandwiches

By | News, Weight Loss Articles | No Comments

Back when I was a kid in Ireland my mum used to give us Apple and Mars Bar Sandwiches for our lunch.

I think it must be a Northern Irish thing

It wasn’t an every day thing and was probably a treat

It was a lot of sugar and looking back now it was pretty obvious it was a lot of sugar.

Sugar is the big baddie in my eyes when it comes to weight gain.

Not fat, fat is a bit like the A team:

“Convicted of a crime it didn’t commit”

Want to cut down on it then you should be avoiding certain foods. Cereals, hidden sugar in processed foods, fruit order xenical juice and bread.

Starting your day on cereals and fruit juice is probably the single worst thing you can do if you want to trim up and lose the wobbly bits.

That’s why we teach our fit camp members and my 1-1 personal training clients the exact foods they need to eat if they want to easily lose weight and keep it off and the best thing is they don’t have to go on silly starvation diets.

Want to drop 2 dress sizes in 12 weeks? Starting Next Monday

You can apply for our next 2 in 12 program in Manchester below and work in a group or 1-1 setting:

Head Coach and Ex Sugar Addict
Northwest Personal Training / Fit Camp Manchester
Home of the 2 in 12 Program

Evil Monkey Weight Loss Sabotage

Is the Evil Monkey Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals?

By | Weight Loss Articles | No Comments

Are you one of these people who start a diet or join a gym then after 3 weeks you have given up and within a month you are back to your old ways?

Have you ever actually wondered why this happens. Its actually more common than you think.

If this is you then you are not alone but you can do something about it. You have to find out what you really want and why you want it.

The majority of people who come to see me about weight loss don’t really want weight loss. What they really want to change something in their lives and they think that losing weight will give them these things. This could be confidence, happiness (the main one), a new partner, keeping their old partner or any multitude of things. A lot of the time they know this deep down but don’t want to admit it to themselves because it can be uncomfortable.

Because it’s uncomfortable and can bring pretty emotional feelings to the surface they have convinced themselves that its weight loss or dropping a dress size that they want. Thinking in this way means that as soon as they hit a roadblock or an obstacle they give up.

By taking the time to work out why you want to lose weight or more importantly working out what you really want then you can keep yourself motivated for longer to see the job through and make being healthy part of your everyday routine.

Finding your why and staying motivated

Why do you want to lose weight? How will this make you feel? Why are you choosing not to lead a healthy life?

What is the voice in your head saying to you? (this is really important)

Everyone has their own inner voice that speaks to them, but what is it saying in your case? Your inner voice is based on all the things that you have subconsciously learned over the course of your life. They may or may not be true but these are your beliefs about the world and can be influence by things that people have said to you that may have stuck with you.

Even though they may not be true, you believe them to be true.

It can even be influenced by the media. If you watch the news on a regular basis the you probably have the belief that the world is a bad place because most of it is bad news buy xenical online au (murders, rapes, bombs, terrorism) when the reality is that these things happen in the minority.

Then there is the negative effect of TV programs like Eastenders which are filled with negativity which inevitably will bring you down to its level.

Are you negative or positive?

If you have ever watched Family Guy you will know all about the evil monkey. He lives in Chris Griffin’s closet and comes out to scare Chris every so often. This is exactly what everyone’s evil monkey or inner voice does without you even realising it.

Most people already know how to lose weight. If you had to choose between a cheeseburger and chips or a salad I bet that you know which one is healthy. Most people also know that in order to get great results that they have to do some training or workout on a regular basis.

People know the answers already so what is stopping them from getting the weight loss results that they want.

In my opinion its the why. Figure out the why and the how is the easy bit. If you are motivated to take action to get results that will make all the difference.


Here is  little task that I use with both my 1-1 clients and my group personal training clients to help them work out your why and see what is sabotaging you.  You can try this now if you want.

Go and look at yourself in a full length mirror and just be aware of what your inner voice is saying. Is it being negative? Is it saying nice thing? If it’s being negative and saying nasty things then this could be something that is holding you back. This could be affecting your beliefs about what you can achieve. If you don’t believe that you can get results then that is going to make it harder for you to get where you want. If you can work out how to change your beliefs about yourself (or get someone to help you with it) as well as being aware of neagative self talk then in my eyes that is over 90% of the battle. Once you know this you should be well on your way to working out why you want to lose weight.

Find out your why and the how will look after itself.

This article is by Liam Thompson, Manchester Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Expert.

Apply For a Free Consultation

Application for a free no obligation consultation with one of our expert coaches at our studio in Manchester City Centre
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


5 Weight Loss Strategies

By | Weight Loss Articles | No Comments

I made this video a days ago for some of my members. It looks at the 5 key strategies we use for helping our personal training and boot camp clients to lose weight here in Manchester.

Watch it below over on our YouTube channel


Liam (Northwest Personal Training Manchester)


How To Drink Alcohol Over Christmas and Still Trim Up

By | News, Weight Loss Articles | No Comments

I get asked this all the time and even this morning in one of our sessions so i thought i would give you guys the lowdown on drinking alcohol and losing weight at the same time.

Lets face it, we are all going to have parties to go to and Christmas Markets and be out having drinks now we have hit December?

Yes it is possible to drink and lose weight as long as you don’t go crazy, but what can you drink to minimise buy orlistat 120mg capsules damage?

What are the best drinks to stop you piling on the pounds over the Christmas period and new year.

You can join in the discussion about this in our new Facebook group “Womens Weight Loss Made Simple” and also download your copy of my “How To Bulletproof Your Body For Christmas Plan”

Here’s the link



Head Coach

I probably shouldn’t be telling you this

By | Weight Loss Articles | No Comments

I probably shouldn’t be telling you this or asking you these questions because you already know the answer?

Good old fashioned honesty needed from you today as I have a deep diving soul searching
question for you

How many of the following do you have or have you done.

  • Joined a gym and given up after a few weeks.
  • Bought an exercise DVD or course and not followed it.
  • Joined a slimming club and not followed the advice for long enough.
  • Hired a personal trainer and not followed their advice.
  • Bought diet or nutrition books, shakes, pills and potions to get slimmer?
  • Promised yourself you will start your diet next Monday.

Sound familiar? You already have the info, you already know what to do?

You don’t really need more info do you? Do you really need a new gym, a new trainer, more books, dvds or courses?

Here is what most people really need

They need a coach, a coach who can help you take action on all the stuff you already know
how to do to shift those pounds you think you can’t.

Someone to help you make the right decisions and help you to take positive action.

More info or use the info you already know.

Should only be one answer.

Want some help?

Just contact me with your number and ill give you a call back.

Head COACH Norhtwest Fit Camp Manchester