Exercise is most effective for reducing body fat when you pair it with a smart diet that leads to a reduction in energy intake.
Sounds easy, right?
Unfortunately, we humans have a hard time making it happen—often because we don’t get our nutrition and training priorities right.
This article will solve that problem and tell you EXACTLY what you have to do to lose body fat and get a physique you feel great about.
#1: Prioritize nutrition, making time to plan, shop, and cook.
In the mainstream, most people make the mistake of thinking that all they need to do to lose body fat is to start exercising. But, research consistently shows this doesn’t work very well because people often compensate for any extra calories burned during exercise by eating more.
This is why the single most important thing for fat loss is to get serious about nutrition. By making time to plan meals, shop, and cook, you accomplish at least three key things that make fat loss easier:
First, you’ll be amazed at how much energy you have now that you’re not living on refined carbs and processed food.
Second, you’ll be eating foods that naturally raise your metabolism, making it easier to achieve a calorie deficit so you lose fat.
Third, you’ll be laying the groundwork so that the other priorities on this list become easier to achieve, such as improving your digestion and avoiding nutrient deficiencies.
As far as what to cook, there’s no rule that says you have to eat in one specific way. The key is to avoid foods that give you trouble and cause you to overeat or feel sluggish the next day.
You probably know what these foods are and it’s perfectly fine, if not super smart to completely remove them from your diet in favor of foods that make you steady and energized.