Lets talk fat loss...
The way I describe it to my clients is that calories are not a measurement of weight they are a measurement of energy.
If we take in more energy than we need it will be stored as fat (the human body is very clever and efficient it will store this extra energy for another time. If you think back to when we were hunter gatherers this was very useful).
Therefore if we want to lose the extra stored energy we must use more energy than our body requires on a daily basis and/or take in less energy than our body requires so that it will use our stored energy.
Ideally you want to have a healthy balance of both ie taking in a little less energy and expending a little more energy or in simpler terms eating a little less and moving a little more.
I know a lot of you struggle with what foods are good and bad to eat on your health journey. There is no bad food and no good food, some are just more nutritious and wholesome than others.
Theoretically if your calorie deficit to lose weight was for talks sake 1500 calories and you ate 1500 calories worth of chocolate and crisps in a day but stayed within your calorie deficit you would still lose weight. But you would probably find yourself a lot hungrier and sluggish because your body isn't getting properly fuelled or the nutrients that it needs to function optimally.
This is why I recommend eating mainly whole nutritious foods especially when on a fat loss phase. It'll make the whole process a lot easier. I tend to stick to the 80/20 rough guideline so 80% whole and nutritious food that will nourish and fuel your body and keep you feeling fuller for longer and 20% of what we'd think of as treat foods because food is to be enjoyed and by cutting out your favourite treat foods completely you will find it very hard to stick to your calorie deficit or new healthier eating habits.
Hope this helps some of you 🤍💫
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