The Key Principles of Fat Loss (in my opinion)
I don’t blog or pretty much voice a lot of my thoughts online because there are so many opinions and opinions are like belly buttons. Every ones got one!
Especially in the health and fitness industry, you have personal trainers saying they’re nutritionist and dietitians. You don’t get plumbers trying to be electricians and slagging each other off! But the fitness industry is something else!
Yes follow people that inspire you, that make you become a better person, but you should never want to be that person. You’re an individual so take bits from those people that inspire you and make a better you.
If it’s fat loss that you want to achieve then it’s again a minefield of opinions and diets from atkins/ fasting/ carb cycling/ shakes etc the list goes on!
For me and my opinion it’s longevity, it’s simple. Calorie deficit, basically eating less energy than the output of energy. So if you want to lose weight off your thighs? Calorie deficit! Arse? Calorie deficit! Waist? Calorie deficit! Can you see the pattern! 🙂 Off the back of your arms, guess what…a calorie deficit! This is no short term gain, you have to work for it and long term, you got more chance off keeping the weight off because you’ve more than lightly created daily habits and made yourself accountable.
So let’s say you’re overweight and more than likely become insulin resistant. Let’s use the now very popular fasting as an example.
You need to lose weight, then yes maybe fasting is where you start because you’re insulin resistant. Basically you’re not utilising sugars (energy efficiently) the door that allows sugars (energy) into the body has shut and you’re not burning energy like you should be. You are actually storing it and that turns to fat (simple), so fat storing instead of fat burning. With all that being said you also need to be mindful of calculating your macros to your body type it’s not just as easy being in a deficit, go to a professional and get it right from the get go!
Fasting is not long term and not sustainable, break it down to where you’ll be getting somewhere e.g. loosing weight and making daily habits, training/ prepping food knowing your macros and limits, drinking enough water, getting rest etc. All these have big impacts on the outcome, so work on each one and monitor progress, learn when to adjust things and most important…. Put the work in and trust the process.