Believe it or not your fat loss routine can be ruined by poor training and nutrition choices. Your training and nutrition go hand in hand. If you want to perform and look your best and achieve optimum fat loss, your training and nutrition need to be on point. It seems that many people can commit to training but cannot add in the nutrition element to see their desired results.
Old School Thinking: Hours of cardio, grueling workouts with light dumbbells, 3 gym visits a day…. the only way to get fit.
Who in their right mind has the time to do that? Not many people, that’s for sure.
New School, Healthier and Maintainable Approach: Well-balanced nutrition with strength training and cardiovascular exercise (in moderation) to make long term changes to your body composition…the new way to get fit!
You Cannot Out Train a Bad Diet
While your training is going to be an important part of sculpting your body, you should not have to “live” in the gym. The tips to train and also achieve a good amount of fat loss is to also have your nutrition in check. Far too often you see people in the gym training for hours. Then they go home, have a big dinner, a few glasses of wine… and some cake …. every night! They are not using the proper training and nutrition tips for fat loss and cannot seem to change their body composition as. The reality of this situation is that you cannot out train a bad diet- PERIOD! Your training sessions will burn off a good amount of calories if performed with intensity, but you can just as easily “re-eat” those calories leaving you with a surplus of calories that your body does not need to keep you alive and functioning well. Hate to break it to you, but over time these excess calories turn into body fat.
So if you want to “cheat the system” by not having to perform hours of dreaded cardio, don’t cheat on your nutrition plan! Eat several small and well balanced meals throughout the day. Each meal should have adequate amounts of carbohydrates, fats and protein to fuel your workouts and keep you energized throughout each day.
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
When just starting out, try to make it to the gym 4 days a week. If you are already an avid gym goer, yet are lacking the results you desire, step it up a notch and either increase your intensity or increase the duration of your workouts to get the your metabolic ball rolling. Please leave a comment below on the types of workouts you want to see or the most effective workouts you have ever tried.
Fit Tip: I drink a Celsius 20 minutes before I train as my pre workout drink. This helps keep me energized through my workout and gives me the power to go hard until each rep is completed! Learn more about my favorite pre workout drink on the market here.