There are two ways to lose weight and fat.
1. Cut calories
-Restrict and deprive
2. Increase physical activity
-More exercise and moving
-More fuel and energy for workouts
-Eat delicious foods
Here’s my take:
I’ve eaten a restrictive diet and deprived myself of food for many years. I still struggle and fight the battle daily. When I restrict and deprive myself, I feel weak, tired, anxious, and depressed. I have no energy, can’t focus, can’t think clearly, and can’t function properly.
I prefer to eat more food and calories so I have energy to run and train.
Food is fuel.
When I eat enough, I have energy to build endurance and strength. I feel better during my workouts, perform better, and am stronger. I also have more energy for normal daily activities and sleep better.
I want to be fit and strong.
Not eating enough and not training is not the answer. We need physical activity.
We can’t out train a bad diet.
Find the right balance and combination for you.