A friend shared this article with me and I thought it had a lot of great points. A couple of things it is missing though: It doesn’t acknowledge that women and men are different. Hormones for women and age sometimes make it much more difficult to lose fat. It also doesn’t address other health factors that could slow down fat loss: stress, adrenal burn out, lack of sleep etc.. It did address thyroid issues, but there is more than that.
I like how matter of fact and in your face the author is, you might not like his approach though. My recommendation is then don’t read it!
You’re Not Losing Fat Because You’re Eating Too Damn Much (Even When You Don’t Think You Are)
By Aadam | August 30, 2016
Do you want to know why you’re not losing fat, like, for real? You’re eating too much.
Even when you think you aren’t. Even when you think you’re eating “healthy”, even when you’re exercising hard, even when you think you’re “hardly eating”, and yes, even despite reading this and getting pissed at me for telling you you’re wrong.
The fact remains: you’re not losing body fat because in one way or another, whether you realise it or not: you’re eating more than you think are even when you think you aren’t.
And in the next six-thousand-motherfucking-words, I’m going to be explaining and showing you exactly how and why.
Let’s play a quick game
The rules are easy. I’m going to list several food items below and all you have to do is guess the rough calorie count in each one, cool? Good. Let’s begin.
- A medium-sized tub of cinema popcorn.
- A large pepperoni pizza.
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter.
- A Grande Caffe Mocha from Starbucks.
- A Big Mac Meal.
You can check how close you were with the answers in the footnotes. Remember your answers because we’re going to come back to them.
But, first. We’re taking a small diversion from our regularly scheduled programming because until we don’t get these myths out of the way: we’re not going anywhere.
Starvation Mode and Slow Metabolisms. OH MY!
I’m supposed to write an epigrammatic lead here–but I can’t be bothered. So let’s just pretend I did. Oh, and let’s also pretend it was funny and you laughed.
Starvation Mode is this wacky idea that if you eat too little an amount of calories for an extended period of time your body stops burning fat; in fact, it starts doing the opposite–you start gaining weight ‘even when consuming 800 calories’. Sound familiar?