NUTRITION IS PARAMOUNT!
Quite simply you can't out train a bad diet. It is far easier to cut 300 calories from your diet through a few light switches & portion control than trying to counteract excessive food consumption with exercise. As shown above, the proof is in the pudding.
In the health & fitness industry cardio is usually a go-to when embarking on a transformation journey. A lot of people believe it’s the golden rule for fat loss, filling their gym sessions with more cardio, avoiding weights in fear of getting ‘too big’, using cardio to lessen the damage after a binge or blowout to counteract what in actual fact is only a mere dint in comparison to what they’ve consumed.
So let's clear the air - cardio isn’t the answer to your fat loss prayers. Fat loss is determined by calories in vs calories out, of which nutrition is key in driving the result. Exercise is an accessory to your plan, additional activity equates to additional burned calories; it will also provide you with increased fitness levels, good endorphins and many other physical & mental health benefits, but it will not be the a quick fix to erase your food guilt or drive results on its own. Cardio shouldn’t be the only tool you rely on & shouldn’t take priority away from your nutrition, which for fat loss should be geared in a calorie deficit ensuring you’re hitting your macronutrient intake for maximised results. Resistance (weight) training should also be done more frequently as it has a greater EPOC and muscle retention. Be mindful of exercise frequency, duration & mode, choose carefully as overdoing your cardio regime & falling way below the optimal deficit could also compromise strength/muscle gains, instead you'll lose muscle or water weight on the scale, not fat. Workout smarter, not harder & have a good relationship with exercise. With your diet, as always adhere to an 80/20 approach when it comes to your nutrition. Moderate calorie deficit + required macronutrient intake = OPTIMAL BODY TRANSFORMATION.
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