Exercise is not the best way to lose fat.
Alright. This one hits home for me in a big way because I work in an industry that is only just now, slowly starting to move in the right direction. Even still, the advice given by trainers is appalling when it comes to the topic. That topic?
The best way to lose unwanted fat.
When I first was a trainer I was told that challenging metabolic workouts was the best way to get people to lose weight. I would put people through some incredibly sweaty workouts, but at best would see them lose 5-10 lbs over the course of several months of training. I have come to realize now that exercise can be seen as little more than the catalyst to weight loss, if you can even call it that. Without the proper tools in place on top of exercise, you’re not going to lose the weight you want to. If your goal is to simply get stronger, then you can stop reading this right here. Properly planned exercise is the best way to build strength. That’s not the discussion I want here.
I’m talking lose that ugly fat you want gone from your body!
I encourage you to READ THIS IN IT’S ENTIRETY and to really grasp and understand as much as you can. Also, at the end of that write up there is a video that the link appears dead. Here’s the link to that video. I also want you to see that the video is from 2007. I was still being taught by my place of work that exercise was/is the best way to lose weight until at least 2014… That’s 7 years at a minimum that I fell victim of corporate bullshit to drive sales, not clients true success in weight loss.
Calorie restriction (can be read as “smaller volume of food”) is the key that seems to be forgotten.
I will talk to so many people who tell me, “I’m eating healthy, but i’m still not losing weight!” That’s because that’s only half of the puzzle. Yes, ditching horribly processed wheat products and dairy has made your diet generally healthier, but you’re still not losing weight. If I am only eating very healthy foods, but eating a calorie surplus of 1000+ cals a day, I will still be GAINING FAT. Just “eating healthier,” isn’t enough! Anyone telling you otherwise is misinformed, I’m sorry to say it.
I hope that by after all this reading you have realized that if you want to change how much fat you have on your body that not only the type of food, but also HOW MUCH food you eat, is what’s going to change the fat you wear. Age will dictate speed of metabolism and might mean you need a different volume of food that someone of a different age, but that doesn’t mean just cause you’re “not so young anymore,” you can’t still lose the fat you don’t want.
Excuses are like assholes, everyone has them 😉
If you are interested in figuring out how much food you should be eating to achieve your weight loss or weight gain goals, then please contact me. I can help you!
And if your trainer says, “all you need to do is some more cardio,” you need to fire them.