Hey everyone! I am so excited to jump on here today and talk to you about nutrition and fitness and the one mistake that I see so many people making when they are trying to change their body composition and lose weight. I made this same mistake but now I know what to do and I want to share that information with YOU.
Thank you so much for reading! Today I am going to tell you what you need to do to start seeing progress whether you are trying to lose body fat and change your body composition or build muscle and see more definition. If you know someone else who is in this situation, please share this blog post with them right now because I want everyone to know the easy way to start seeing results.
So, if you are trying to lose fat and change your body composition, and feel like nothing you do is working, please keep reading.
This is what I see happening all around me…especially this time of year when everyone is thinking about resolutions. I see this time and time again. And trust me, I was the same way.
People want to lose weight (lose fat) and fit into their clothes again and feel better wearing their clothes. They are tired of feeling flabby and uncomfortable. They’re frustrated with belly fat that won’t go away. People want to look good and feel good. We all do!
The first thing they do is start working out…signing up for gym memberships, taking fitness classes three and four times a week. They start working out more and more and more. Some of these people even do two workouts in one day, or maybe three. They are 100% focused on burning as many calories as possible because they believe they need to burn more than they eat.
In addition to that, people start eating “healthy” – maybe they decide that skipping a meal and cutting back on calories is the answer. Some people will cut out carbs completely. These people will see results, at first, but then it gets harder and harder to live on cutting calories and eliminating an entire macronutrient.
These people get tired of working out more and more and more and eating less and less and less. Eventually their fitness and “healthy” eating plan falls apart and they lose the progress that was made. Frankly, they are too tired to keep up that crazy plan.
If this is you or someone you know, then I have the answer for you.
You have to look at food first. If you want to change your body composition and lose fat, you have to look at what you are eating.
In the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® we do three things to make nutrition the focus:
1. Focus on macros -> eating enough of the right foods -> Carbs, Fats, Proteins & enough calories!!
2. We make whole foods our primary source - if it comes from the ground or a mother, eat it!
3. We cycle our carbs - this gives us the benefits of low carb without completely eliminating a macronutrient!
If you are not tracking your food, then you really don’t KNOW what or how much you are eating.
When you start tracking your food, you will see exactly what you are eating and exactly how much you are eating. And you will probably learn that you are NOT eating enough and you are not eating the right foods.
Even if you think you are, if you are not seeing the progress you want, you are not.
Grab your phones, download a food tracking app like MyFitnessPal and start tracking your food. And don’t set your calories at something crazy low like 1200. Anything under 1500 is probably under-eating for most of us.
But start logging your food, I’ve said this before and I will say it again, log all of your meals, your snacks, the ingredients in your recipes…log it all and track it all. Then see what your day looks like. If you are not eating 50% carbs, 30% healthy fats and 20% protein, then you need to change the way you eat to get the results that you want.
It’s that simple. Eat the right amount of the right foods and your body will respond.
Without doing a single workout.
Focus on the food first!
I can walk you through this process when you join my next round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss®. We start prepping on DEC 31.
Thanks for reading everyone. If you did, leave me a comment or hit that share button and let your family and friends know how to avoid making the one mistake that will keep them from getting the results they want.