This post is only for those who are entirely fed up with trying to lose fat and inches through diet and exercise.
You’re probably thinking: What’s the deal? Why won’t the weight come off? You are doing everything you can think of to make it happen.
There is a straightforward thing standing between you and a toned and slimmed down, more fit body. One. Simple. Thing.
And here it is. You eat too many calories.
Solve this problem and your best body ever, will quickly and easily become a reality.
Wait, don’t give me the excuse that, “I only eat healthy calories.” That’s great, but even healthy calories add up to extra pounds when we let them go unchecked.
Back to Basics: Why Calorie Counting Works
You may have heard about the professor from Kansas State University, Mark Haub, who performed a junk food diet that became famous. Professor Haub proved a powerful lesson for anyone who still has weight to lose, so let’s listen up.
In a demonstrative experiment for his nutrition class, Professor Haub ate a diet of pure junk food for two months. I’m talking candy bars and packaged snacks – the kinds of things you find in a snack machine.
You’d expect him to gain weight, right? Well, there was one catch. He was only allowed to eat 1800 calories each day. Yes, those calories were pure junk, but with the limit firmly 1800 calories.
Before the experiment, Professor Haub’s usual calorie intake was closer to 2600 calories. So his junk food diet put him at an 800 calorie per day deficit.
Boy did that calorie deficit pay off. Within two months he had dropped 30 pounds, bringing his BMI from overweight down to normal.
No, I’m NOT recommending a junk food diet as your answer for fat loss. What I am pointing out is how important a reduction in calories is when it comes to lowering your body weight.
Do you know how many calories you eat each day?
If you’re not sure, don’t worry. You’re about to learn the one fat loss tool that will change everything for you. First, we need to get to the bottom of how many calories you’re eating each day.
Yes, even those healthy calories.
Before you start complaining, let me explain. Food journaling doesn’t involve lugging around a journal, writing down each food item throughout the day then looking everything up at the end of the day to manually tally calories like it used to.
These days food journaling has gone digital, and tracking your calories only takes seconds of your time.
Here’s what I would encourage you to do:
#1: Download a food journal application to your smartphone.
At the touch of your fingers, you’ll be able to look up food items and instantly see your running calorie tally.
#2: Meet with your doctor…
…to find a daily calorie count that will allow for safe weight loss and then become diligent in maintaining that number. Eat healthy, fresh foods and when you decide to indulge, make sure to do so within your target calorie range.
#3: Meet with me…
…for a consistent and challenging functional fitness exercise routine. My exercise programs are individually crafted to get you moving better, feeling better and into your new personal best self as quickly as possible.
These three, simple steps will give you structure and clarity that you need when it comes to making food choices and will quickly result in pounds lost and goals achieved.
Once you meet your goal weight, the calorie range for maintenance is adjusted. Sounds good, right?