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The two most crucial aspects of fat loss

The two most crucial aspects of fat loss

(1-2 MINUTE READ)
 

I receive multiple DM’s daily from people asking if X diet good for fat loss, if carbs make them fat, how much cardio to do, if they should stop eating fruit because of the sugar, and so on. All very valid questions that I LOVE getting the opportunity to answer because I used to be so confused about this stuff too. My favorite part however, is helping others realize how simple it actually is. 

It’s my goal as a trainer to save people the headaches and frustration of dieting, cardio and worst of all, rebounding. The truth is, there are many ways to lose fat and many people are successful at it. The problem is sustainability. There’s only so much miserable dieting you can handle until you want your life back. Below shows how all diets ‘work’.

 

 

The good news is, losing fat and keeping it off is actually pretty simple. So what’s the big secret to success here?

  1. calorie deficit (eating less/expending more than the amount of calories your body maintains on) As shown above, there are many ways to do this. 
  2. lifting weights (building muscle burns fat by boosting your metabolic rate)

And you can’t do one without the other. I mean, technically you would still lose fat by just being in a calorie deficit BUT you’d also lose muscle and therefore DECREASE your metabolic rate, which isn’t going to do you any favors in maintaining your results. Plus, building muscle is how you get ‘toned’. So please, don’t be scared of the weights, they’ll do your body SO much good!

So calorie deficit and lifting weights, simple enough! But…how do you determine how many calories to eat in order to be in a deficit? It’s actually a lot simpler than you think and I’m going to explain it step by step in next weeks newsletter : ) As far as lifting weights goes, check out THIS newsletter I wrote a few weeks ago. 

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