It’s to lose or gain weight without counting calories…to a degree.It’s not likely to work well over the long term, though.The bottom line is calorie (meal) planing and/or tracking is the most reliable and effective way to lose fat and build muscle.
Well, when it comes to losing fat, here’s the most basic of the fundamentals: If you want to lose fat, you must feed your body less energy than it burns.This is known is creating a “calorie deficit,” and when in this state, your body will slowly whittle down its fat stores to obtain the energy it needs.Now, if you’re shaking your head, thinking I’m drinking decade-old Kool-Aid , answer me this: Why has every single controlled weight loss study conducted in the last 100 years…including countless meta-analyses and systematic reviews…concluded that meaningful weight loss requires energy expenditure to exceed energy intake?If you answered “none,” then you may not need to read this article.If you’re surprised to see me say that, though, then you definitely do.
Because this is where we’re going to completely demystify dieting and learn, once and for all, exactly how to use food to help us lose fat, gain muscle, and stay healthy…for the rest of our lives. And not in a perverse, capture-bonding type of way, either (“THE FIRST TWO MONTHS OF BOILED CHICKEN AND STEAMED BROCCOLI WERE AWFUL BUT NOW I LOVE IT! Nay, What if you were immune to all the mainstream diet hysteria and gimmicks?What if you knew exactly how to use your diet to change your body composition as desired?And what if you didn’t have to follow a litany of nonsensical rules and restrictions or forsake everything you actually like to eat?Well, as you’ll soon see, you can have all of those things. What would you think if someone told you he wants to drive cross-country without looking once at his gas tank?Instead, he wants to stop for gas when the mood strikes him and pump as much as feels like pumping.I don’t know about you, but my response would be along these lines: Imagine that he snaps back with one of the following replies: Again, I don’t know about you, but this would be me: Jokes aside, my point is this: When someone who wants to gain or lose weight says that he doesn’t want or have to pay attention to caloric intake, he’s being just as stupid.