Creds @thefitnesschef_ If you feel the need to eat vast amounts of calories at t…


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If you feel the need to eat vast amounts of calories at the weekend, either your overall method is not working (not enjoyable) or you’re underestimating the consumed weekend calories. As you can see, calorie excess on the weekend (because you feel you worked hard during the week) can actually nullify that so called hard work. In fact, in this case it is counter productive. The question I would ask is; is your daily calorie target realistic? Do you even have a calorie target?

My second point is that perhaps you’re unaware or underestimate the sheer volume of calories consumed over the weekend. You relax and feel you deserve ‘a break’. A break from what though? If you do it right, you shouldn’t really need a break. If you have a negative outlook on the process it’s either; not going to last or you’ll fluctuate up and down in consistency. Both of these will limit results.

Forget the specifics of this post for a second. I’m emphasizing that, by whatever means, you cannot lose fat if you are not in a calorie deficit over a sustained period of time.

If you’re just starting out in a fat loss mission, I’d recommended tracking the daily calories you currently consume (accurately!), and then deduct 10-15% off of that daily number, track and hit that number on average each week. Once you see progress after a few weeks and more fat loss is the aim, deduct another small amount… and so on, until you reach a position you want to maintain. By then you’ll have a good understanding of nutritional information/portion sizes in food and probably don’t have to continue tracking. It takes time.

Or, focus on a weekly calorie number. So, if you consume high calories one day, adjust the next couple of days so that it’s still the target average. If you know you will consume more calories, plan to reduce calories 1-2 days before to offset the damage – again, so that the weekly average is still on target. It really is about averages and it really is that simple.

One last thing – move more 🙂. –

Tag a mate to help them out 🤜🤛🙏



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Bette

My name is Bette. I'm a 34 year old female from Turkey. My occupation is a website designer and I work from a home office. I have struggled with my weight since puberty. Still figuring out.

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