You train all the time
You work hard
You rarely miss sessions…
But you’re still not seeing the results you want!
The problem for most people is that they aren’t making the right choices when it comes to their training AND diet. They’re working hard in the gym, but their nutrition is not set up in a way to support their training and body composition goals.
Training alone is not enough to produce the results you’re after. Research is super clear on this!
Exercise has many benefits beyond just the calories you burn, but when it comes to fat loss it’s important to know and understand the following hard truths.
1. You’re in a CALORIE DEFICIT
If you’ve ever lost weight, it’s because you’re USING (movement, body maintenance, recovery) more than you’re CONSUMING. Because the body’s systems require energy to work, the stored energy is then released to make up for what your diet isn’t providing. A calorie deficit will always result in body weight loss (full stop, no return)
2. You’re at CALORIC MAINTENANCE
If you’ve been around the same weight for a while, it’s because you’re USING and CONSUMING the same number of calories. No need for tissue breakdown as you’re supplying the required energy, hence, no body weight change.
3. You’re in a CALORIC SURPLUS
If you’ve ever gained weight, it’s because you’re CONSUMING (eating, drinking) more than you’re USING. As the body doesn’t need these additional calories for body maintenance or fuel, the additional calories will be broken down and stored for later use. A calorie surplus will always result in increased body mass.
It’s only human to believe that we’re different.
That we’re doing what we need to, or not eating much at all and still struggling to lose weight, but the reality is that the body just doesn’t work that way.
For most of us, things like misreporting, underestimating our daily intake, or simply going hard on the weekend with social events more than likely explain a lot of people‘s struggles when it comes to fat loss.
Keep these key nutrition principles in mind when you’re next evaluating where you can better support your training and achieve your fat loss goals.