Everyone wants to lose weight. At the end of the day, there’s only two things that are actually important: calorie and macronutrient intake.
Losing weight requires you to be in a calorie deficit. If you’re not aware of what that means, you first need to figure out your maintenance calories, then eat less calories than those numbers (about 500 calories less). Take care of that, eat lots of protein, lift weights, stay consistent, and I guarantee you that you’ll lose fat.
Fad diets are short-term. Unfortunately, a lot of people “go on them”. That’s why so many people fail with their fitness goals.
“Oh I can’t eat this, I can’t eat that. Burgers? Can’t have it. Ice cream? Definitely can’t have it. Beer? Uhhh… no.”
Then when their diet is ruined because of one meal or a couple outings, the rest of their fitness journey goes downhill. The result? Nothing but wasted time.
No Need To Complicate Things
Let me tell you something: eating clean isn’t the solution to losing fat. If you want to have a cup of ice cream, go right ahead. Going out to a restaurant with a significant other? Grab whatever you’d like as long as it fits your calorie and/or macro requirements for that day. These “dirty” foods won’t make you fatter, trust me. As long as you are mainly eating whole foods, it’s okay to eat “dirty” foods as long as it’s done in moderation.
Remember, just keep it simple. Over half of the stuff you read in magazines is complete BS. And that’s not an exaggeration. To lose fat, just make sure you do these 3 things…
- You need to be in a calorie deficit.
- Eat at least 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight
- Lift weights. Heavy ass weights.
That’s all folks. Of course there’s more to it, but these are the only 3 things you need to worry about. Notice how I don’t have anything nonsense like “eat 5-6 times a day” or “don’t eat carbs after 6PM” or “don’t skip breakfast” ? That’s because these so-called tips that you see in the mainstream are nothing but myths. And there’s a lot lot more of them than just those two.
Now when it comes to supplements to help with fat loss, or what types of foods to eat, or what workouts to do, etc., those are all secondary compared to the things that I just listed above. For instance, it won’t matter if everything you eat consists of whole foods if you’re still eating over your calories for a certain day. Or if you buy and use the #1 fat loss product you see all over TV but still eat like shit.
Be smart. Do what works. Get results.
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