Why You Should Stop Trying To Lose Weight: Part II
In Part I of this post, I talked about how losing ‘weight’ wasn’t necessarily a good thing. If you missed it, you can read that HERE.
When it comes to losing ‘weight’, we’ve already covered that when you lose muscle along with fat, you have the potential to see success but it won’t quite be optimal like you’d hope.
The first step towards success is shifting your mindset from wanting to ‘lose weight’ to wanting to ‘burn fat’. And the difference will be remarkable.
Since muscle is metabolically active tissue, meaning it burns calories to just exist, we want to preserve it as best we can. But certain exercise modalities and diet restrictions can actually allow for muscle to burn along with fat. This is what we need to change. So first let’s first address what you shovel into your mouth.
Calorie restriction is absolutely necessary when it comes to fat loss because when you burn more calories than you consume, you’ll likely burn fat. But restricting calories just for the sake of restricting them is a half-hearted approach to burning fat. If you’re not consuming adequate amounts of protein or eating an appropriate ratio of carbs to fats, your fat loss efforts are gonna be like Tom Brady in Super Bowl LII… yeah, you played amazing and threw for over 500 yards… but you still lost.