Another area I initially struggled to understand was the importance of nutrition when it comes to fat loss. This is literally THE Key to losing fat.
I’ll explain more in depth about Nutrition for fat loss and building muscle inside of Precision Macros and Built By Plants, but let’s touch on the basics.
You can work out every single day, multiple times per day, but if you don’t have a strategic nutrition plan, you will not lose fat. Trust me, many tried it and failed.
I’m speaking from personal experience, I thought that as long as I trained hard, I’ll lose fat. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. I did build a lot of muscle, but since I was still eating over my calorie limit, layers of fat covered it.
Fat Loss requires being in a caloric deficit.
Caloric Deficit: Any shortage in the number of calories consumed, relative to the number of calories required for maintenance of current body weight. A deficit can be created by reducing the daily amount of calories you consume (lowering food intake, aka dieting).
Basically, this means when you’re in a caloric deficit, you’re eating fewer calories than your body needs for energy to maintain your current weight. Subsequently, by not having enough calories needed for energy, your body will use its stored fat as fuel, resulting in fat loss.
The most effective way to create a caloric deficit is to control how many calories you’re consuming on a daily basis by tracking what you’re eating. Which again, we cover this in depth inside of Precision Macros.
The best fat loss diet is one that makes a caloric deficit as uncomplicated and sustainable as possible, while also maintaining muscle retention; regardless of your dietary choices, i.e. vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc.
If you’d like to simplify your nutrition for losing fat, order one of my Customized Meal plans. I design each plan with delicious meals and the exact amount of calories you need to lose fat, based on the information I receive in your questionnaire.