Everyone and their mother knows that if you want to get in shape you have to eat healthy, control your portions, and exercise.
But the truth is, eating less isn’t always the answer and here’s why:
You can’t measure ‘less’.
Let’s take a quick stroll back to 2010 when I thought I knew how to diet.
I had just started hitting the gym again after taking a year off, so I figured I would eat better too.
I ate 2 eggs in the morning, mixed nuts at work, and a medium sized dinner when I got home.
Calories didn’t even register on my mind, and despite working out nearly daily I was actually gaining weight.
By the time I quit that job (and the gym) a couple months later, I was weighing in the 180lbs range with very little muscle mass.
It made no sense.
I was eating ‘less’ and lifting more, yet I had no results to show for it.
For the next two years, I didn’t bother with the gym and ate my way to 196lbs.
It wasn’t until my grandma called me fat that my wimpy, insecure self decided to return to the gym.
Fortunately, I learned how calories worked, how to track them and within 8 months I dropped 30 pounds and gained muscle mass at the same time.
And the weird part is that I was breaking all the rules.
I fit ice cream and the occasional burrito into my calories and still got awesome results.
The answer wasn’t simply eating ‘less’, but knowing how much food my body needed to lose weight, and sticking to that.
If you want to learn more about how to track your calories, build muscle, and look better without living in the gym or giving up your favorite foods, go here: