Eating For Fat Loss/Dieting
A few elements of eating for fat loss/dieting ⤵️
There’s more to it, BUT calories in vs. calories out matters, a lot.
& how you achieve a caloric deficit (expending more than you’re intaking) is up to you.
Some people do fantastic tracking macros, and I’d argue that self monitoring your intake at least for a bit of time is helpful for everyone.
^ it’s hard to know what/how much you need to cut back on, if you don’t know where you’re starting or how many calories are in the food you’re consuming.
Sometimes just eating healthier and higher quality is enough to create a calorie deficit without diligently tracking.
“Healthier” usually means more fiber, more voluminous foods (more food volume for less calories - like veggies) and more protein
And all those ^ things will be much more filling than processed foods or very calorically dense foods (not voluminous)
More filling = less likely to eat more
6 small meals?
Or 3 big meals?
What makes you feel more satisfied?
What do you enjoy more?
Assuming you’re in a calorie deficit, this comes down to personal preference, what’s easier for you, & what makes you feel the best.
Does a big breakfast make you less hungry throughout the day?
Or maybe you aren’t hungry until later in the morning, and the last thing you want to do is wake up and eat?
Perhaps intermittent fasting works wonders for your hunger, cravings and energy levels (or it could really suck/make things worse)
Not eating after 7pm won’t magically make you lose fat, but if it keeps you from an extra 300-400 calories of snacks…
THEN it can help with fat loss.
WHAT you eat, how MUCH you eat, how OFTEN you eat, and WHEN you eat can ALL be helpful tools to adjust when seeking body composition goals.
This isn’t about what your fave #fitspo does, not what works well for your best friend, not what the latest trend or book claims.
Experiment, use trial and error, LEARN, and maybe hire a coach to guide you & steer you clear of the bullshit 🤘😉