I’ve had this conversation with hundreds of people.
Even those who have done it for a long time get amazed when I explained the difference to them.
About 7 years ago, when I started working out and dieting, I fell victim to this huge misunderstanding and I want to start off by telling you that it isn’t your fault.
You are not responsible for believing this.
Dieting to loose weight is a complete art than dieting to be healthy!
Yes, you read that right.
This whole time you thought eating healthy will help you get the body of your dreams, well that could potentially be true depending on what the body of your dreams is.
But if your dream body is to be super shredded, sexy abs, looking lean, or in most women’ case, really toned, then I have to tell you that just eating healthy is just not going to cut it.
Here’s what I need you to understand if you want to succeed with dieting.
Eating healthy will help your body stay in great health, low cholesterol levels, great blood sugar levels, enough minerals, vitamins, and all that other stuff that goes with great health.
But it won’t help you lose the weight you want.
Now you might be thinking, well I’ve eaten healthy and I’ve lost weight. You possibly have, but I can also tell you that eventually, you hit a point where you stalled and could no longer continue losing weight.
Loosing weight is a numbers game.
When people start eating “healthier” they tend to eat foods that are lower in calories than those that aren’t healthy, such as salads, chicken, fish, and they tend to grill it or bake it rather than frying it, which tremendously reduces the calories within each meal.
But not knowing how much people are eating is what leads them to stall.
Losing weight is about burning more calories than you intake every day. It means you need to put yourself in a calorie deficit.
You can eat pancakes every day all day and as long as you eat fewer calories than you burn every day you will lose weight, but you might not be the healthiest person ever.
So which one should you choose?
The answer is obvious – combine both.
Keep it healthy, but also know how much food you’re intaking and make sure you stick below your necessary daily intake.
And don’t forget to be strict, not restricted!