Confused about diet
Confused about nutrition and weight loss?
Well, I don’t blame you.
This week I had the privilege of teaching a nutrition course to a group of personal trainers on how to help their clients lose weight and get in the shape of their lives.
A few interesting topics came up such as:
the best diet for fat loss
does insulin make you fat
cortisol and its role in fat loss
the best weight loss supplements
just to name a few of the discussion points.
Now the thing that stood out (and was not surprising) is that most of the people on the course did not have a good grasp on how these things worked. And that’s ok because they were on a course to learn and improve their understanding so they can better help their clients (all of us have been there.)
Now point is if the average fitness professional doesn’t understand these topics, how much more difficult is it for the person with no professional training.
How do we get our information and who do we trust?
Unfortunately, there is no easy answer for this.
But what I will give you is the 3 most important steps if you are serious about losing weight and are confused about what approach to use.
The most important rule, above anything, is to adhere to a calorie deficit over time- it really is that simple!
Step 1- choose a diet that you will enjoy and are most likely to stick to.
Step 2- create a calorie deficit. Somehow you need to be eating less than you were before.
Step 3- set a daily protein goal. This is important for muscle retention and fat burning.
These, in my opinion, are the three most important things and if you adhere to them they will be responsible for 80-90% of your success. Of course, there are nuances and other things that could make a small difference but if you start with this you won't go wrong.
Forget about hormones, fasted cardio, supplements and all the noise around you.
However, if you are one of those people who have tried many times to diet only to be unsuccessful I would love to try and help you. Please drop me a message and reach out today, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expect a different result.
I hope this article helped and I look forward to hearing from you!
Any thoughts/comments or questions please drop me a message.