March 25, 2014 | 10 Comments
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Dieting gets a bad rep. Mainly because it involves people lowering their caloric intake and for some reason that’s taboo.
I don’t get it though, obesity, childhood obesity is rampant and doesn’t show any signs of stopping. We have to destroy our obsession with eating to excess. Good food is AMAZING but after your 3rd or 4th plate, how good does it really taste?
Sadly, the ritual of eating has become so intertwined with day-to-day life that you’re ostracized if you “go on a diet”.
My gym, Planet Fitness, serves unlimited pizza every first Monday of the month. Like what the fuck?
Absolutely agree David,
Lowering your calories is definitely taboo despite the fact that it’s the only real way to lose weight. And seriously, your gym serves unlimited pizza? Haha that kinda funny.
oops I have no idea what I was talking about when I comment last, anyhow, I LOVE YOUR BLOG! its fucking hilarious and I swear, maybe it’s the fact that you use profanity that makes me actually believe the shit you’re saying is for real, like it’s the REAL DEAL, haahaha well even now a days you can’t believe science. Anyhow, quick question. I’ve believe I hit a freaking plague on my losing weight, I’m stuck at the same weight for weeks and yes, I do burn more calories than I consume. So wtf?! I thought it’s as basic as, you gotta burn 3500 calories to lose a 1 lb.
AND I’m going to be real annoying aka noobie, does it actually matter if I’m taking protein shakes and etc after my workouts? I don’t just want to lose weight, I only have 15% body fat for a girl, which puts me at a “athlete” on the scale. I want to tone up and so back to the stupid question, protein drinks and those shit really matter?? It seems like IM GAINING weight on it..
OHHHH and, is it really for real you burn more body fat working out in the morning, aka empty stomach?!
thanks <3 you're the best. haha
Thanks I’m glad you like the blog, and to answer your questions:
1) Losing weight is as simple as burning 3500 calories, are you sure you’re tracking your intake accurately? If you’re experiencing a plateau it may be time for a refeed where you eat at your maintenance calories for about 1 week, or you could also try adding in one 24 hour fast to see if that helps since you could simply be holding a lot of water.
2) As for protein shakes, it really doesn’t matter. Protein shakes after a workout won’t help you lose fat.
3) If you want to tone up, are you lifting weights? Lifting weights or doing some type of bodyweight resistance training is a must if you want to tone up.
4) As for empty stomach cardio, it’s really not that important. It can make some difference but I wouldn’t stress over it.
Hope this help,
Whats the best way to find out my mantienece level? Yep I am doing weights training, usually before cardio. But is protein shake important for building lean muscle? That’s potentially what I am aiming for! THANKS
A good starting point for calculating your maintenance intake is to multiply your bodyweight in pounds by 14-15. And no, protein shakes aren’t necessary to build lean muscle. They can help if you’re not getting enough protein but they absolutely aren’t necessary.
A gym that serves unlimited pizza = a gym that looks after their own interests, not yours!
Blatantly trying to ruin their clients diets! Nice!
Love the blog, keep it up!