Eat chocolate and STILL lose weight.
It is possible! Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself.
You see, in order to lose weight you need to be eating in a calorie deficit. Understand what your TDEE is ‘Total daily energy Expenditure’ and reduce your calories a little.
This will put in your in a calorie deficit. Or you can head to my website and download my macro calculator for FREE, i've worked it all out for you.
Now you need to start tracking your diet. I use an app called MyFitness Pal. Its free and super easy to navigate.
You can work backwards starting from your chocolate. I have mine post dinner, 2 squares of Lindt 90% dark.
*I used to eat a block of dairy milk, easy! Its taken me a while to build up to 90%!
Log this into your diary as a snack. Now work backwards for the rest of the day entering in the food you want to consume, staying within your calorie and macro targets.
Make sure you hit you protein and fibre as a priority!
Keep your food choices as whole foods, minimally processed and things that will nourish your body, give you energy and make you feel good.
Be sure to track and monitor your progress weekly by photos, measurements and the scales. And also ask yourself 3 questions.
Q1) How do I feel? Why do I feel like this?
Q2) Have i committed 100% to the process? if not why not, what was holding me back?
Q3) What were my WINS this week?
For weight loss, counting calories is all you need. If your in a caloric deficit, where your calories come from doesn't matter, you will still lose weight.
However, for fat loss you need to be a bit smarter and consume enough protein, fats, carbs and fibre, Micronutrients.
For overall health, energy, mood you need to be eating some of the good stuff too. That means fruit and vegetables, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats.
Precision nutriton have some great infograph on this here.
Now start tracking! If you have any questions feel free to email me.
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