The truth about fat loss that no one tells you …
Do you actually WANT fat loss?
First of all, fat loss is a personal goal that you don’t have to want.
And, if you do want it, you don’t have to feel bad for wanting it.
I’m tired of others projecting their own shit when it comes to what your goals “should” be.
You want to pursue fat loss? Cool.
You don’t want to pursue fat loss? Also cool.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, there seems to be a massive misunderstanding about how to effectively make fat loss happen.
And, I’m a big believer in developing more awareness to facilitate more change.
What have YOU been told about fat loss?
You’ve probably been told your whole life that the key to fat loss is eating less and exercising more.
Or, you read thousands of influencer posts that say to eat in a calorie deficit to lose fat.
I like to think that most people are good people so my assumption is that they are truly intending to help and are unaware of the collateral damage.
The truth is that eating less and exercising more will work for a shockingly short amount of time.
Depends on the person but in the grand scheme of things, regardless of individual variance, it’ll work for what amounts to a flash in the pan.
Oh, and then there’s the part where the short lived results go bye bye in most cases.
Ever lost weight and gained it back?
Yeah me too.
And, it makes perfect sense when you understand this simple truth.
Losing fat is a deviation from homeostasis.
Eating less is a stressor.
Trying to eat less for months, years, decades … is a giant fuck you to your body.
So, of course those results won’t last.
Your body will fight to restore what you’re trying to disrupt.
Why doesn’t anyone tell you this?
Because it’s not sexy.
In fact, it’s the opposite.
When you pursue the eat less, exercise more model for an extended period of time …
You’ll start to notice some fun side effects.
Your energy will dwindle, your cravings will become more intense, your mood will suffer, your sleep will suck, your sex drive will be non existent, you’ll probably get sick more often, and your cycle will disappear.
Here’s another little fun factoid that no one wants you to know …
The more you power through those red flags your body is sending you, the more it begins to feel normal.
You may have even said things like, “Even though I’m only eating 1,000 calories per day, I’m just not hungry.”
That’s because you’ve been ignoring your hunger cues for too long.
You may even feel like your energy is fine.
That’s because you don’t even remember what it feels like to actually have energy.
Once you understand what fat loss is …
And what your body is trying to do to restore normalcy …
And the short-lived nature of the eat less, move more model …
The solution becomes quite clear.
Stop pursuing fat loss for endless amounts of time.
Start providing your body what it needs to feel safe.
There are plenty of ways to do this but none of them matter if you can’t get out of the mindset that constant restriction is necessary.
Can we at least agree that if it was going to work for you, it would’ve already worked by now?
History leaves clues.
Let’s use the past to make better decisions in the present.
Here’s what you need to know about fat loss
The most effective way that I’ve seen to lose body fat and sustain it …
Is through a combination of Neurotyping and Metabolic Priming.
Start by understanding your personality type and the role that it plays in your nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle.
You’ll be able to stay more consistent, put less stress on your system, feel better throughout the process, and won’t ever need to jump from program to program.
Then, prime your metabolism by eating enough to support your activity levels, the stress in your life, and proper recovery.
You should notice a dramatic improvement in energy levels, mood, sleep quality, sex drive, and start to feel your hunger and satiety cues again.
Often times you’ll see body composition changes as well because your body feels safe in letting go of body fat, rather than fighting to preserve energy (remember body fat is simply stored energy).
However, you may need to actively pursue fat loss at certain times. When you do … be sure to incorporate refeed days, diet breaks, maintenance weeks, etc.
Always keep in mind that your goals is to maintain homeostasis as much as humanly possible.
Your fat loss program should fit your lifestyle
The final piece of the puzzle that you need to know about fat loss is to ensure that everything you’re doing fits your lifestyle.
Meaning, it should accommodate for the flexibility and freedom you want to have.
So, if you want to drink on occasion, go out to restaurants, have date nights, travel, etc. …
That should all be built into the process.
Now, you can go successfully achieve your goals with total food freedom and stop banging your head against the wall.
I know for a fact this works every time because we run our clients through this exact process during our 6 month, 1 on 1 coaching program.
The result is … they get the body they desire after feeling like nothing ever worked for them and they heal their relationship with food.
If you’d rather not do this on your own and see the value in expert guidance and accountability, simply shoot me a private message on Facebook.