Updated: Nov 21, 2019
Most people think that the way to getting the body that they want is by eating less, and training more. While that might get you a result, most of the time it won't actually get you where you want to be.
Getting results that you can count on has less to do with Magic, and more to do with math. The majority of the clients that I have had the pleasure of training have actually had to eat more to even justify training hard. The kind of food that you consume to reach your results play the biggest role in the change. Eating the standard American diet is ok, if you want a body sponsored by Kraft. However if you want a naturally fit body I would suggest eating Natural food to get it. Eating the right amount of calories of good healthy food is step one to earning a body you can be proud of. Step two is putting those calories to work.
It’s all in the math. Every person has a set amount of calories that they need just to function day to day. Once you cover those, you must decide how much more you are going to eat to invest into your future. If at the end of the day the amount of food going in equals less than the amount of energy going out you will be one step closer to a leaner meaner you! Keep in mind though that if the difference is too much your mind, and your body will be more likely to quit, than to stick with it. A good deficit to start would be around 500 calories. Once you are acclimated you can lose up to around 800 calories daily. Done right this equals close to a pound of stored body fat every 4 days. With dedication you could achieve results that you can keep and count on in no time.
The kind of training you use, dictates the amount, and the type of nutrition required for the investment. You should not just blindly eat, work, and hope for the best. Instead make a plan, learn your foods, and learn your training requirements. If you are one of those people who thinks that they don't have time for that, then give up some of those things that have nothing to do with living a healthy and fulfilled life and use the time you spend on those things to get it together. I promise you will be better off.
There are plenty of resources available to you right now to figure out the details, including this website. So take time, and plan. Ask questions, accept answers and choose to move forward into your journey. Life is more than just tasty food that tantalizes the senses and keeps you distracted from the reality of your own health. It is more than daily activities that keep you comfortable for so long that you lose sight of what true comfort really is. Life is a steady investment of energy. Energy into your body, and energy out of your body into the universe in which you live. Good energy in, and good energy out will lead to good things. Bad energy in, and bad energy out will lead to... I'm sure you get the point.
Make a plan! When you want to go somewhere you don't just start moving, you move in the right direction. The same is true for any journey. Including yours so grab your roadmap, face the right direction, and move forward knowing that you are moving towards the things that you choose!
It's better to eat yourself fit, than to starve yourself skinny.