What I’m about to tell you may not honestly appear be the “quickest” nor the “easiest” path to sustained fat loss. However, it’s definitely & undeniably the “surest”. If you acknowledge quick fixes always fail, then just trust I’m here to try and save you time.
I don’t like to do cardio. It’s boring and I don’t find it fun, if you like it or if one of my clients like it then by all means DO IT! Cardio should not be your #1 fat loss tool because if that’s all you have you will LOSE! I tell clients cardio should be used as a performance enhancer to improve your strength training. For fat loss, cardio should be used as a supplement to your dietary intake NOT A REPLACEMENT!
If you believe some extra cardio will work off a bad diet, a cheat weekend, a holiday month. You’re sorely mistaken.
THE SUREST PATH TO SUSTAINED FAT LOSS IS…Placing your food on a scale and weighing it, ALL OF IT! That’s it, that’s the secret to fat loss, unlocked.
Below is a picture I found by another personal trainer online Ben Carpenter (no releation) comparing 143 calories of peanut butter to 403 cals of peanut butter on a slice of bread. They look the same.
You Cannot Eyeball Food on a Fat Loss Diet Unless Your Goal Is To Fail!
In my time in personal training I’ve come across so many people that will not commit to the nutrition side yet they’ll be willing to run a mile to burn off the calories they just ate. Running (not walking) a mile will burn you approximately 90~100 calories. The difference in the picture above is nearly 300 calories. You will need to RUN, 3 miles to make up the difference in those two pieces of bread. And this is ONE item not being weighed over the course of ONE meal on ONE day. Is your fat loss in a rut? Is the scale moving the opposite direction? This is probably the culprit for 99.999999% of individuals with failed fat loss goals.
I weigh every single thing I put in my mouth and it takes me NOWHERE NEAR the amount of time it would take me to run 3 miles.
I sit in the comfort of my air conditioned home, in a chair, watching my favorite tv shows creating a greater calorie deficit for fat loss than someone else eyeballing their meals and running five miles day in and day out.
The most important thing is I succeed and I do not fail. My success is driven by a $10 scale from Amazon. If you go through the trouble of running, strength training, building muscle, burning fat, do yourself a favor…Do the easiest thing in the world and always weigh your food!Share