Ladies & Gentlemen.
The reason you’ve been struggling to lose weight all these years and currently struggling even more so in lockdown, is not because you eat too many calories.
It’s because you’re not eating for your BODYTYPE!
And you don’t have the correct MACRO SPLIT.
(Urrgh face palm moment).
It makes me cringe so bad my toes curl but…
Check out the video:
I’ve seen this V-Shred guy faaaar too many times on my social media now and can’t keep it in any longer! lol.
The reason you can’t lose body fat is NOT because of your body type.
It’s not because your macro split is incorrect.
It’s not because we’re in lockdown.
And it’s NOT because:
You’re not taking raspberry ketones.
You’re not taking fatburning pills.
You don’t go to Weight Watchers.
You’re not doing the Atkins diet.
You’re not on the Cambridge diet.
You don’t drink weight loss tea.
You’re not vegan/vegetarian.
You’ve haven’t cleansed.
You’re not detoxing.
You’re not paleo.
You’re not keto.
You don’t fast.
The reason people struggle to lose fat is because they eat too many CALORIES.
If order to drop bodyfat you have to be in a calorie deficit.
ie – Burn MORE calories than you consume.
This guy, like many other diet, cleanse, tea, pill, points, syn and shake promoters have made a mint off people who lack knowledge and know any different.
If anyone tries to sell you any of that crap all they’re doing is dressing up a calorie deficit and charging you through your backside for it.
Please don’t believe the bullsh*t even if it sounds convincing.
Going back to calories.
A calorie deficit in an already fairly stressful situation (eg lockdown), maaay just tip people over the edge and make them unnecessarily stressed.
That being said if that’s your goal and not overly stressful – go for it.
However for those who simply don’t want to come out of lockdown feeling so ‘fluffy’ they need a whole new wardrobe and have their confidence knocked down to zero.
Here’s some simple habits that can help you keep on track.
1. Aim for 3 meals a day (and protein at each one).
I’d also suggest having breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same time of day each week (if possible).
A little bit of structure goes a LONG way.
Think lean meats, fish, eggs, pulses, yoghurt, etc for protein.
2. Allow yourself 2-3 snacks (around 100-200cals each).
If you can get protein in here too that would be great but if not, don’t stress.
Some of my faves are babybel lights, ham dunked in low fat philly, cooked chicken satays, high protein yoghurts, protein shakes/bars.
Along with curly wurlys, baked crisps, snack a jacks, low cal hot choc, 1-4 small 50cal bags of squashies and dark chocolate (usually 6 squares)
3. Don’t over restrict yourself.
You can eat ANYTHING you like as long as stay within your daily (most importantly weekly) calorie allowance.
Using MyFitnessPal is super simple way to track and log this.
But if you’re not a fan of that, just use abit of common sense and don’t eat like you’ve never seen food before.
Nobody needs 10 snacks a day! lol.
Eat when you’re hungry and set meals times (see No.1).
4. Healthy food still contains calories – check labels/portion sizes.
Just because something is ‘healthy’, doesn’t mean it’s doesn’t contain alot of calories.
Watch out for smoothies, nuts, butter, peanut butter, salad dressings, vegetable crisps, avocados, etc.
Moderation is key.
5. Limit alcohol to 1-2 x pw.
This is a BIGGIE and will literally save you 100’s of calories.
Not just from the copious amounts of liquid calories but also from the food you munch while intoxicated aaaand the day after!
Your energy levels, mood, skin, waistline and liver will all thank you for this.
6. ‘Close’ the kitchen after 8pm (or whatever time is suitable).
Not because eating later has any effect on fatloss but just helpful to have a cut off time to prevent mindless snacking infront of the TV.
Try implement these 6 basic habits.
Wash them down with plenty of water (ideally 2 litres daily).
Add some regular exercise and steps to the mix.
And your onto a WINNER!!
Keep it simple – simple works.
Lee ‘helping you put healthy habits in place’ Donald x
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