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Things I Wish I Knew When I Started #1 - Calories Are King.
I genuinely believed that the calories from some foods were magical (chicken breast, sweet potato & egg whites for instance – essentially the foods most would widely consider to be ‘clean’) while the calories from sugar, white carbs & trans-fats & foods such as burgers ice-cream & pop tarts were destined to make you fat.
Instead of cutting my calories when I wanted to lose fat, I just ate what I thought was ‘cleaner’, or I cut out whole food groups, like fruits, grains or even carbs as a whole. The more restrictive my diet, the more I felt like I was moving in the right direction as far as fat loss was concerned.
The thing is, in order to lose fat, we need to ensure we’re burning more calories than we’re consuming. We need to force our body to look for that missing fuel elsewhere – & have it turn to body fat for that fuel.
It took a lot of convincing for me to start realising just how much calories matter & it was months before everything finally clicked, so if you’re at that stage now, here’s what you need to know:
You can only lose fat when you’re consuming fewer calories than you burn. This is known as a calorie deficit. You can only gain weight when you’re consuming more calories than you burn. This is known as a calorie surplus. Other things DO matter as far as body composition is concerned, but if you aren’t eating an adequate amount of calories given your goals & activity levels, they’re entirely irrelevant.
If your goal is to lose weight & you you’re struggling to do so, then you’re eating too many calories or aren’t exercising enough to be in a calorie deficit. If your goal is to gain weight & you’re struggling to do so, then you’re simply not eating enough calories or burning too many of them to be in a calorie surplus.
Get your head around this - because if you don't, everything else I'm about to tell you won't mean anything.
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