I was at a conference recently with some people considered at the cutting edge of fitness.
One person in particular Dan John is an absolute legend of the "game".
He loves to make the joke that when someone asks him if he can help them lose weight, his answer is "sure, which leg would you like me to chop off?
All joking aside, he makes a more than valid point.
You see, instead of thinking weight loss, you should instead try to think fat loss.
The truth is you want to maintain valuable muscle as this is the stuff that you use to move around, pick stuff up and put stuff down.
Not only is muscle the stuff that keeps you independent & mobile, because muscle is more densely packed and takes up less space, it also looks way better (and jiggles less) than body fat.
The question is, how do you achieve fat loss?
To put it simply, you need to aim for an energy or calorie deficit.
In other words, use more energy up through exercise or day to day life/activities than you consume in solid or liquid form.
What method can or should you use to achieve an energy deficit?
The one that works.
This might be a calorie controlled diet, ketogenic diet, paleo diet, portion control diet or even intermittent fasting.
The beauty about all of the above is that they all can work.
The one you choose should suit your lifestyle.
Finally - you shouldn't always be "on" a diet.
Life is way more important than that. Instead, get focused for a while, achieve some results in terms of fat loss and then take a break by simply maintaining where you are at.
If it does, brilliant!
If not, reply to this email with your questions and I'd be glad to help out......
David "principles first" Knowles
P.S. Did you notice we've updated our website. We did so in advance of some exciting changes in the gym. Maybe you'd have a look and let me know what you think?
Click here > www.evolutis.ie
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