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:
- 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.
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.
- Making Your Diet Plan As Easy To Stick To As Possible
A 2010 study looked at dietary complexity and adherence:
The authors concluded that:
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…