3 Reasons Fad Diets, Detoxes, and Quick-Fixes Are Keeping You Disappointed And Out Of Shape (#3’s A Stinker)

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If getting fit were easy, everyone would be doing it. It takes hard work, discipline, consistency, and willpower.

The process can seem cumbersome and if you’ve not exercised much in your life, getting the physical habit to stick can be tricky at first. [reality check: creating any new habit will be tough at first]

However, being fit and healthy is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. And most areas of life will improve as a result of frequent exercise and healthy eating habits.

The basics are well known. Make healthier choices when dining out. Eat more fruits and veggies. Eat more protein throughout the day.

And then make sure to  lift weights at the gym, get outside for a run, or do some Yoga.

But if you weren’t exposed to healthy habits early in life, it can be hard to get started. And like the cliched saying goes… getting started is the hardest part.

Today I’m going to reveal some mental hang-ups we’ve all dealt with. Some are subtle and some you may be completely oblivious to. I’ll also explain how to not fall for these as well.

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How To Create A Caloric Deficit To Lose Weight (Understanding BMR, NEAT, and TDEE)

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Once you’re finished reading this short article, you will understand exactly how to create a caloric deficit to lose weight by understanding your BMR (basal metabolic rate), your TDEE (total daily energy expenditure) and NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis).

Every so often, we get some questions here that deserve a short explanation for everyone to benefit. The question email to me was the following…

“How do you burn more calories than what you consume? I eat about 1200 calories per day. To create a deficit, I have to burn more than 1200. How can I do that? I go to the gym, workout for an hour or so, and burn about 500-600 calories. After that, my activity level drops because I have a desk job. So how do I burn another 700-800 calories?”

To put this in perspective, the person writing this email was a smaller woman with a sedentary job who is exercising 3 times per week at the gym. So her overall expenditure is going to be lower than someone with an active job and training weekly at the gym.

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Why Bulletproof Coffee Might Not Be The Morning Jump-Start You’re Looking For

Image Credit: Pseph
Image Credit: Pseph

Recently my friend Sean Bissell, The First Diet author, wrote an interesting post in one of his Facebook groups about how dietary fat is stored, and why it’s not necessarily the best macronutrient to be consuming in large quantities if you want readily-available energy, especially if you’re doing high-intensity weight training or cardio.

Here’s what he wrote. I’ve posted some comments below to elaborate on some of the whacky ideas about eating a high-fat diet for ‘quick’ energy.

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What’s The Best Exercise To Lose Weight?

The best exercise to lose weight is, unfortunately, non-existent because there is no single exercise that contributes to weight loss on its own.

However, by the time you get done with this article, you’ll be fully equipped to get the most out of your exercise routine to lose weight (mostly from fat) and keep it off.

In saying that, let’s go over some of the ideas for why you’re looking for the best exercise to lose weight.

Best Exercise To Lose Weight
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If you’re looking for a magic pill, or one weird trick (such as a special move, or type of exercise), let me burst your bubble.

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