Losing Body Fat can be challenging.
We are fighting against our bodies’ response to keep food coming in so we can stay alive, rebuild and thrive.
Some of these responses involve:
– Our senses becoming more heightened
– Stress response going up to promote energy release
– A strong desire to eat
For those that have tried losing body fat they can attest to some of these, including the smell of food suddenly becomes stronger and more attractive, and the classic “Hangriness” people experience when they need food.
But it doesn’t have to be this hard.
I would hazard a guess that most people’s diet is fairly full of processed foods & rubbish food that offers very little nutrition to our bodies. It’s this lack of nutrients that actually wreaks havoc on our body’s ability to function, not the calorie intake.
Lack of nutrients causes our bodies to lash out for more food
Because we lack these nutrients, our bodies are craving more food to replenish these vital stores that are dwindling. So we know that a calorie deficit is essential for fat loss, but many of us don’t take into consideration that without vitamins & minerals we literally can feel terrible.
This is where the 80/20 rule comes in.
The 80/20 rule makes fat loss easier!
By focusing on consuming whole-based foods, vegetables, fruits & proteins 80% of the time.
We give our body MORE of what it needs, allowing us to stay in a calorie deficit longer without the traditional moodiness that comes with dieting. On top of that, we can actually come out of a diet feeling better than before we went in!
And the last 20%?
We can have that donut, that ice cream, that chocolate bar.
Let’s look at an example:
Let’s say your target calories is 2,000. This means you should aim to eat approximately 1,600 calories of the good stuff, and 400 calories of the bad stuff.
But I would hazard a guess that most people are consuming towards 2,500 calories per day with 1,200 coming from the good stuff and 1,300 from the bad stuff.
It’s this unconscious eating of bad quality foods that really damages us and makes Fat Loss so difficult to obtain. And listen, I don’t blame you.
The world is full of bad, very tasty foods
We just can’t escape it. This is why you have to have a plan.
1. Stock up your fridge with the good stuff
2. Plan your meals for the week in advance
3. Have good, healthy snacks on hand
4. Drink more water
Once you do these things, you will feel better, drop fat and not feel guilty for having a chocolate bar after work.
But just remember, getting lean doesn’t have to be that challenging.
If you ever need help, feel free to get in touch 🙂