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Losing weight and losing fat are not the same thing.
If all you care about is losing weight, you could just sit in a sauna and sweat a lot. Did you lose weight? Yes. But did you lose fat? No!
If you want to know how to lose fat without losing muscle, then read on!
.Have you ever started a fitness program full of enthusiasm from the get go?
Maybe you told yourself “I’m not eating chocolate for the next 12 weeks” or “I’m not going drinking or socialising with my friends until all of this is over.”
This usually results in some short-term progress the first week or two. But often around the three-week mark, temptation gets the better of us & we can no longer live up to the promises we told ourselves. Then we completely break out.
Why? Because this “all or nothing” mentality is a dangerous approach.
What happens when you tell yourself you can’t have something? You immediately want it! In fact, subconsciously, you probably think and crave more about the food or drink than you usually would have previously.
The result of all of this? Binge Eating.
Getting stronger and building strength is something everyone wants to do.
However, it is no easy feat and is actually quite a difficult task.
That’s why it’s worth taking your time to make sure you’re doing it right. Otherwise, you run the risk of wasting your time and energy, spinning your wheels and not seeing any real progress.
It’s important to note that I am by no means perfect! I’ve made all of these mistakes in the past which I hope you avoid. For the purpose of this article, I focused primarily on strength training and didn’t dive into nutrition at all. That is by no means saying that nutrition isn’t important – but the focus on this article is specifically in relation to strength training.
Now, here are the 5 most common reasons you’re finding it hard to get stronger:
When it comes to losing weight & dropping fat, is there anything more frustrating than going to bed hungry?
Or have you ever really wanted to eat something but you have to use every ounce of your will power to stop you?
You’ve only a few hundred calories left in your daily quota yet it’s only lunch time. You go for a walk, you try to distract yourself but all you can think about is food.
Some days, drinking lots and lots of water & bulking up your veggies gets you over the line. Other days, your will power runs out and you’re ravenous and go all out on a binge!
If this describes you, then you’re not alone. I have felt this way before.
In this blog post, I’m going to describe strategies you can incorporate into your daily life to help maintain a toned, trim & lean physique while keeping hunger at bay.
In it, I firstly describe what the goal of being in a calorie deficit is. Secondly, I explain how you should structure your plate and your meals. Finally, I share some additional tips and tricks when dieting making a lifestyle change.
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