GOT NEW YEAR GOALS?
If you want to ‘lose weight’, what you’re really saying is you want to lose fat. (because nobody wants to lose muscle).
However you can’t lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. (unless you’re on Steroids, or it’s your first time ever lifting weights).
In fact, when you ‘lose weight’, you will lose both fat and muscle. So when your goal is to ‘lose weight’, you want to lose as much fat as possible (and keep as much muscle alive as possible).
You do this by eating slightly below your maintenance level on calories, and upping your training to create that extra deficit in calories.
Emphasis on slightly, because if you cut too many calories you end up losing muscle. Which kills your metabolism and wreaks havoc on your body.
Similarly, if you want to ‘gain weight’, what you’re really saying is that you want to gain muscle. (because aside from Sumo Wrestlers, nobody wants to gain fat).
However (again) you can never gain muscle and lose fat at the same time (unless you’re on steroids, or it’s your first time ever lifting weights).
In fact, when you ‘gain weight’, you will gain both muscle and fat.
So when your goal is to ‘gain weight’, you want to gain as much muscle as possible (and gain as little fat as possible).
You do this by eating slightly above your maintenance level on calories, and still doing cardio to keep your stamina alive. Emphasis on slightly, because if you eat too many calories you end up gaining fat. Which is never good. Every time you gain fat, it means your fat cells expand. And every time your fat cells expand, they lose ‘elasticity’, making it easier for them to get big again.
…All this comes down to your calories.
Which is why you need to eat right.
And the only way for you to be motivated is when you see results on yourself. BUT… you only see results when you eat right.
Where do you find the motivation for this?
Visualize your results happening – your thoughts become things.
Just eat right for 7 days. Most people screw up their week on the weekend. Then after you complete 7 days, take it 14 more days and see if you can make a habit.
You either want results or excuses this year, it’s up to you.
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Committed to your success,
Josh Saunders, BS, CSCS