I want to let you in on a little secret: if you want to lose fat, you need to get your nutrition under control.
1 hour in the gym but what about the other 23 hours?
You work so hard at the gym, but those stubborn inches around your midsection just don't seem to go away. That's because you can't out train poor nutrition. Each year when the new year roles around, countless people across the country say they're going to lose X number of pounds. And how do they say they'll do it? By joining a gym of course. Most people associate getting in shape with running, lifting, or both. They spend 1 hour in the gym trying to undo what they've done the other 23 hours outside of the gym. When considering fat loss, rarely does someone say they're going to clean up their nutrition. Any reference to nutrition is in regards to crash dieting they subject themselves to.
It's 80-95% of the problem
Tim Ferriss, author of the 4-Hour Body, has gone so far to say that good nutrition is 95% of the solution. That means that even if you're doing everything perfect in the gym, you're only accounting for 5% of the solution. Now 95% may be extreme, but most health and fitness experts will agree that good nutrition is at least 80% of the solution. And if you're goal is to lose fat and sculpt your body, you're not doing yourself any favors by neglecting your nutrition.
Just like a car your body runs better on clean fuel. You wouldn't fill your car's tank with a fuel you knew would cause it to run inefficiently. But that's exactly how we often treat our body. There's a disconnect between our food and their impact on our mood, energy, and weight. Beyond the number of calories, the ingredients in your food has a major impact on your body's performance. Simply stated: your food is what your body uses to keep going.
Nutrition: the fundamental building block
But please don't mistake what I am trying to say: exercise is a necessity for good health and for strengthening your body. But far too little emphasis is placed on the bigger problem. Nutrition should be seen as the fundamental building block in achieving fat loss and a toned body. Your exercise and workout routines should be seen as the enhancement of what you do in the kitchen.
Without good nutrition, you'll see very little improvement no matter how much your workout. So are you ready to take control of your nutrition? Are you ready to kick those extra inches to the curb? Do you want to learn how to effectively burn that stubborn fat without crash diets?
Make a change
If you said "yes" then I encourage you to join my next challenge and/or checkout one of my meal plans. Stop wasting time and spinning your wheels. These plans remove the stress of nutrition and will help you fall in love with eating healthy. You’ll get all the tools you need to make simple, healthy, and delicious meals your whole family will love.