If you ever wondered how to burn fat for 23 hours straight or even just how to see fast fat loss, then you are going to want to watch this video. You see, getting rid of the fat around the waist is both easier and harder than you think. It’s easier if you actually know what to focus on, and here’s a hint, your workouts are not it. It’s harder because the commitment required to get the rest of this right, your nutrition, is a much bigger ask.
The truth about fat loss is that in order for it to occur maximally you have to get yourself in a hypo caloric state. This means that you have to take in fewer calories than you are burning during a day to create a caloric deficit and start burning fat. While you will burn calories partaking in a cardio or strength training workout, it is often quickly eclipsed by the damage that can be done in even one bad meal choice.
Nutrition is and always will be the key to getting lean, not your workouts.
That said, while a workout may last 1 hour, it’s what you do in the other 23 hours of the day (away from the gym) that matters most in terms of your ability to get ripped and lose body fat. You can see that the level of commitment is higher and requires more discipline.
So how are you to make sure you are successful when trying to lose fat? You have to come to grips with what I call the 3 realities of fat loss. The first is that not all healthy foods are low in calories. Remember, with the goal of losing fat revolving around a need to consume fewer calories, many people make the mistake of moving towards diets of healthy foods to get them there. The problem is, not all healthy foods are the same.
If you look at things like olive oil, nuts, avocados, all natural peanut butter or even granola (not so much on the granola but many people think of it as healthy), you will find that while good for you these are certainly not low calorie food options. All of these are considered calorically dense. Even small servings of them are going to pack on the weight if you aren’t careful. Worse, because they are looked at as healthy, people will eat larger portions of these which really starts to pack on the calories and ultimately the fat (even when following a diet).
The second reality has to do with the opposite statement. While it is true that not all low calorie foods are healthy, not by a long shot, avoiding those that are lower in calorie because they contain artificial sweeteners, sugar substitutes or benign but synthetic chemicals in the name of purity is likely going to derail your progress long term.
Nobody is saying that a lifetime of eating these foods is a good choice.
That said, when used in the short term as a bridge from your clearly unhealthy food choices to ultimately the best food choices is a better plan than abstaining all together and winding up remaining overweight or dangerously obese. For example, a diet of whoppers is not healthy, period. If making the swap from this to grilled chicken breast is too severe however for your tastebuds, you will likely fall off the wagon soon after starting and wind up failing in the long run.
If instead, you made a gentler move towards a turkey burger with lettuce and ketchup…while it might contain some synthetic chemicals to keep it fresh, you are likely better off over the short transition time eating this if it meant you were actually going to get to the ultimate goal of fresh grilled chicken or another nutritious non-meat protein source if desired.
The last reality is the one that levels the playing field for everyone. It is that not all 23 hours are going to look the same from day to day or even from person to person. How you choose your healthy meals over a 23 hour period can change slightly from day to day if you are desiring a cheat meal now and again to keep yourself sane. That said, if your goals for fat loss are less extreme than someone else then your days could look drastically different from theirs.
The key is, you need to be aware that your nutrition plan and how you eat is always going to make the most difference when it comes to losing fat. Any diet plan that cannot be followed is not one worth following. If you are looking for a meal plan that will tell you exactly how to eat day by day and meal by meal, no guesswork required, be sure to visit athleanx.com via the link below and check out the programs available using the program selector.
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