REMINDERS about losing weight!!
Today I am going to discuss a few reminders on losing weight and basically the only way of doing it is in a calorie deficit, burning more calories than consuming. :) Focus on that instead of worrying about if foods will make you skinny or make you fat. (they don't)
First I will discuss the difference in these photos, the left one is on 1400 calories, restrictive diet, lot's of steady state cardio and pretty much miserable. The right photo is around 2000-2200 calories, flexible dieting, so eating foods that I love/treats, heavy lifting and HIIT cardio and feeling amazing. :) Once you incorporate these foods into your diet, you will crave them less, you won't bloat or feel like shit after eating them, and you won't feel guilty about it.
Here are some points that DO NOT make you lose weight so don't even let this get to your head:
1) You didn't lose weight because you did cardio on a empty stomach.. aka fasted cardio
2) You didn't lose weight because you avoided sugar
3) You didn't lose weight because you avoided carbohydrates after a specific time of day
4) You didn't lose weight because you restricted yourself from your favorite foods, processed foods, dairy, grains and fruit
5) You didnt lose weight because of a magic pill or special diet
**** You lost weight because you were in a calorie deficit****
Don't confuse correlation with causation!! Slow and steady wins the race and you can diet a easier way to achieve your goals.
Follow a plan that will allow you to enjoy life and make it a lifestyle, too many of us do this Yo-Yo approach which is not good for our mental and physical state. Stop the bullshit, learn the lifestlye and you will never have to go back to where you were before if you have some slip ups.
I can't eat tons of crap and not really see any negative effects on my physical state but just feel like absolute shit, and if I do gain a bit, it is easy to get back down. Your body adapts to a lot of things, so I'm pretty much accustom to these "dirty" foods. I eat in moderation and balance and heck we are all human so if you want to pig out, you should be able to and then get back on track the next day.
Unitl next time friends. Stay Balanced - it is better on this side.