There are tons of diets out there to chose from, and if you’ve found that one’s worked for you before in the past, it’s because of one simple thing…
Wanna know what that is?
It’s called being in a calories deficit
It’s how every single diet works, there’s no deviation away from this rule either, and we’re going to dispel some of these diets together right now. So you can finally understand what real weight loss is about.
The Atkins Diet
This diet works on you restricting the amount of carbs you can eat each day… and therefore you consume less calories.
This works by you starving yourself for 16 hours of the day and eating for the other 8 hours of your day. This results in you eating less food than you normally would…. And therefore you consume less calories.
The 5/2 Diet
Again like the intermittent fasting diet, it involves not eating. So for 5 days of the week you eat like normal but for 2 days you have to ‘fast’ (eat less than 500 calories).… And therefore you consume less calories.
The Ketogenic Diet
A lot like the Atkins diet, where you eat zero carbs. So you’ve restricted the amount of calories you can consume per day….. And therefore you consume less calories.
In the purest form, Paleo removes all calorie-dense processed foods from your life meaning you consume less calories.
So if you think calories aren’t important for fat loss, you’re wrong – fat loss is based around the amount of calories you consume each day.
Here are the studies to prove it
In August 2017 there was a study called:
“Calories In, Calories Out” and Macronutrient Intake: The Hope Hype and Science of Calories
The study looked at all of the scientific evidence and came to the obvious conclusion that for weight loss the ‘calories in versus calories out’ model is supported by alllll available scientific evidence
“Weight loss is primarily determined by the number of calories ingested”
And again in 2007 a study called:
Fat Loss Depends on Energy Deficit Only, Independently of the Method for Weight Loss
“The negative energy balance (being in a calorie deficit) alone is responsible for weight reduction”
And another study in 2009 this time they assigned a different diet to over 800 overweight people but made sure that all of them were also in a calorie deficit.
The results showed that “reduced calories diets result in clinically meaningful weight loss regardless of which macronutrients they emphasize.”
If the above doesn’t convince you of how important it is to manage your calories, then bluntly, there is no hope for you.
There is no secret, this is the answer you’ve been looking for.
To lose fat, and weight you need to ensure you’re in a calorie deficit at all times.
Track your calories daily, get into the habit of using an app like MyFitnesPal, and if you exercise and manage your calories I guarantee you’ll lose more weight.
In fact, I created a full guide on how to lose weight, tracking calories. And if you follow this guide to the exact T you will lose weight.
Interested? Good, because I want to give this information to you for free. See that form below? Just input your details and tell me where to send your material.
After you’ve finished reading your guide, you’ll have the knowledge and understanding of how to eat to manage weight and lose fat. Everything will become super clear for you and you will start to see positive changes in your body, but you do have to take action!
Anyway, I hope you’ve found this blog post useful for you, perhaps it’s answered some questions you may have had on your mind and dispelled a lot of that nonsense that is out there! Talk soon.