NUTRITION STRATEGY 🍎
➡️ Fat Loss Starts with Nutrition
Whilst fat-loss success will ultimately require us to boss both our Nutrition and Training Strategies, let there be no confusion: when it comes to burning fat, nutrition is by far our most powerful weapon.
Why so? Because, when it comes to creating that all-important fat-loss prerequisite – a calorie deficit – it’s infinitely more sustainable & time-effective to take control of our calories IN – via managing our nutrition – than it is to ramp-up our calories OUT – through increasing our levels of physical activity.
So what about exercise? Whilst physical activity is a valuable calorie burner, an unpopular truth is that exercise burns WAY fewer calories than most people think. For example, it might take around 30 minutes on a cross trainer to burn off the calories from a single pint of beer or large glass of red wine. For this reason …
It’s easy to overestimate how many calories we burn
At the same time, food & drink often contains MORE calories that we think. Which means that …
It’s easy to underestimate how many calories we consume
Since it’s much easier to eat 1000 calories than burn it off – and, indeed, for most of us, we have neither the time or inclination to regularly do so! – the headline is thus: if our goal is to burn fat, then taking control of our calorie intake must be our top priority. No ifs, no buts.
Make no mistake, fat loss starts with nutrition. This is fundamental. Fat loss occurs in the kitchen – not in the gym. The gym is where we get strong & shape our muscles.
Here are the main objectives of our Nutritional Strategy …
1️⃣ A CALORIE DEFICIT – to burn body fat
2️⃣ LOTS OF PROTEIN – to preserve muscle whilst in a deficit
3️⃣ MOSTLY HEALTHY FOODS – to promote quality of life
The rest of this page looks at each objective in more detail …