Fat Loss Starts with Nutrition! 🍎
Whilst successful fat loss and body shaping will ultimately require us to boss BOTH our training and nutrition strategies, let there be no mistake: when it comes to fat loss, 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 MUCH easier and more time effective to take control of our calories IN (through taking control of our food intake), than it is to increase our calories OUT (through increasing our levels of physical activity)
But what about exercise? 🤔 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 …
MANY people overestimate how many calories they burn 🙈
I’m sure you’d agree, for the VAST majority of us, there simply isn’t enough time in the day to try and burn off the surplus calories from a diet abundant in what I call “mindless” food choices – or, in other words: a diet in which we have little or no awareness & control of our calorie intake.
Don’t get me wrong, calories burned through exercise CAN be useful! However, make no mistake:
If we want to burn fat, we CANNOT out-train a “bad” diet
(where “bad” refers to an overconsumption of calories)
You’ll simply end up chasing your tail 🙈
In fact, let there be no confusion here. If our goal is to burn fat, we MUST take control of our calorie intake. This is absolutely fundamental. Fat-loss starts with nutrition – which means that …
Fat loss happens in the kitchen – NOT the gym