With all ventures, there are basic principles that drive success. Ignore them at your peril. But should you follow them, you’ll be on the road to success. The same principles apply to fitness.
You need to ruthlessly execute the basics, particularly if you want to lose fat. But as anyone who’s struggled with a diet can tell you, simply doesn’t mean easy.
This post provides you with the principles and tools to succeed in losing fat and looking better naked. But principles and tools don’t tell the whole story. You’ll also need practical strategies if you want to successfully lose fat.
1The Law of Caloric Restriction
You must restrict calories to trigger fat loss. The most basic rule of fat loss is governed by energy balance.
Energy balance is the relationship between energy in, the calories consumed via cheeseburgers (food) and coffee (drinks) and energy out.
Energy out is the calories burned through daily energy requirements and exercise.
Basically, if you’re burning more calories than you’re consuming, you should rapidly lose fat. This is an oversimplification because the human body is complex. At their root, all successful fat loss diets focus on caloric restriction to help you lose fat and look good naked.
Examples: The Slow Carb Diet: The slow carb diet eliminates most starchy carbs, sugars, and fruits to limit the number of calories you take in per day.
The Atkins Diet: The Atkins diet severely limits carbohydrate intake to restrict eating options and drive caloric intake down.
Intermittent Fasting: Intermittent fasting limits the amount of time you can eat in a day, making it damn near impossible to eat too much. There are many other diets and fat loss methods. At the heart of them, all is eating fewer calories than your body burns.