Updated: Nov 1, 2022
The sooner the content of this article becomes general knowledge, the healthier the developed world will be! The sooner this becomes general knowledge for you, the more empowered you'll be!
Of course, a calorie deficit must be present for fat loss to occur but this alone won’t always do the job. If I had a dollar for every time it didn't...
In fact if the deficit is too extreme and the strategy too aggressive, it'll have negative long term effects. Negatives effects on basal metabolic rate (BMR) and weight, not to mention mood, strength and hormones.
If you've tried calorie restriction (extreme or not) and have found your progress is stagnant or non existent then it's likely you haven't considered the other factors that influence your fat burning ability. The key influencers are:
Nutrient Deficiency: including but not limited to Vitamin D, Iron, Zinc, Iodine, Selenium, CoQ10, B12 and Magnesium.
Hormonal imbalances: including but not limited to insulin, oestrogen, progesterone and thyroid hormones.
Eating too much
Eating too little
Eating at the wrong times
Not moving enough
Not sleeping enough
Poor gut health
Sometimes the cause is obvious and other times it isn't, which is when further education and testing becomes critical. Critical because, if you continue to restrict calories it could be antagonising a whole range of the above factors leading to further fat loss resistance - and so the cycle of restriction and frustration continues.
If you're holding onto excess body fat and what to understand why and what to do about it, then I invite you to join me for my upcoming Masterclass: Burn Fat For Fuel. Dec 5th, 7.30pm AEDT.
Will you join me?
Masterclass: Burn Fat For Fuel.
This is not a Masterclass about how to eat less and exercise more. I'm a degree qualified Nutritionist with her 12 years industry experience & six years of clinical experience in helping women to lose body fat and I'm passionate about bringing evidence and health to the forefront of fat loss.
What you will learn from this Masterclass is:
Why the "strategy" of 'eating less and exercising more' doesn't work
Why the "strategy" of 'if it fits your macros' doesn't work
The role of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in body composition
How to build your plate for macronutrient balance, micronutrient density, satiety and fat burning
The relevance of nutrient timing
The pathology required to help YOU tailor your approach to nutrition
The possible barriers to your success that you HAD NOT even considered before
So much more!
Boost your knowledge!
Boost your confidence!
Boost your quality of life!
Will you join me? Dec 5th, 7.30pm AEDT.
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