𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠, 🔑 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲?𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠, 🔑 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲?
𝐘𝐞𝐬 you need to be in a caloric deficit to lose fat BUT when you chronically eat too little of food you are restricting how much nutrients your body gets. Add in overtraining and we start to fight an uphill battle. When your calories are too low this will start to negatively impact your hormones, in-turn slows your metabolism, increases your food cravings, and increase program failures.
To be able to lose fat your metabolism has to be in a good place to support extended fat loss. The metabolism dictates the fat loss rate and also how much will be lost over the course of the diet.
Some of the reason’s metabolism might be slow are calories being low, or even just coming off a dieting period recently chronic dieting. A lot of people are eating very low calories and they expect to start a deficit from those low calories, but they don’t have a lot of room to work with to create a deficit in calories that is needed for fat loss. The 1st step in any diet is to work on getting calories UP before starting to diet. This will prime metabolic rate so it’s higher than it would be on low calories, and also gives you room to create a calorie deficit. Every new client that works with me this is mandatory before we diet 😉
When we don’t give our body enough of what it needs (𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥), eventually it down-regulates and slows down becoming the all too common 𝘴𝘭𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘮. The body does this to make sure that more critical survival mechanisms can still take place like managing our cortisol (stress).
You’re not eating enough; if you are hungry all day, craving foods, and overeating on the weekends. You can’t be consistent and you’re always thinking about your next meal. You lose some weight for a few days or a week and then you gain it all back and then some. Your motivation to work out suck, and when you do train, you never make any real progress.
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