Fat Loss Fundamentals (And Shit That Can Just Piss Off)

Egis R.
9 min readDec 17, 2020
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If there’s one thing everybody knows about weight loss, it’s that it’s complicated. It’s a sea of half-truths and sort-of lies. People don’t know exactly what’s going on because bullshit is always around them.

Now, when you’ve been kicking around this fitness for as long as I have, you develop a fantastical ability to see past the bullshit and false promises.

Thus, this article will go over four groups of fat loss fundamentals to help you plow through the BS:

  • Non-negotiable;
  • Highly advisable;
  • Shit that most people don’t need to worry about;
  • Shit that can just piss off.

So here are the things that you should focus on:

The ONLY Non-negotiable

  • A Calorie Deficit

Despite what you hear in the media, or what your keto-fanatic friend Becky may tell you, it’s physiologically impossible to lose fat without a calorie deficit.

The only way to lose fat is to burn more calories than you consume.

The explanation about calorie deficit
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And please don’t tell me how much you don’t believe that or you think it’s all about insulin or ketosis-I don’t care. No diet has been shown to make you lose weight unless it puts you in a state of a caloric deficit.

Highly Advisable

  • Making Your Diet Plan As Easy To Stick To As Possible

A 2010 study looked at dietary complexity and adherence:

The study on perceived dietary complexity
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The authors concluded that:

The study on perceived dietary complexity — conclusion
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It means that the fewer rules a diet has-the easier that diet is to stick to. And the easier it is to stick to-the more likely you’re going to stick to it…



Egis R.

I’m Egis, an online weight loss coach who has heightened BS sensors for fitness & nutrition. Only evidence-based & sustainable fat loss. www.absscience.com