Let me break it down in to simpler terms for you….
Unless you’re like a delicate flower and you are using the suns energy to fuel you… odds are you are consuming too many calories, which leaves you at a loss as to why your high intensity workouts aren’t allowing you to lose weight.
Trust me, I went to coach Riley a year after starting CrossFit scratching my head and asking him why my body didn’t look like Brooke Ence’s (if you haven’t seen here…google her)
To be blunt, you’re most likely consuming too many calories.
That’s it. Crazy right?!
It’s simple really. There’s no working around that.
Calories in this game play a huge role in fat loss or weight loss.
Calories are not evil creatures that lurk in the fridge and make us fat. Actually, they are great units of energy.
But kind of like money, if you earn more than you spend, you will save it. If you spend more than you earn, you will “lose” all of your money.
Does make that any sense? I sure hope so!
Your best bet, is to find out where you’re currently at calorie wise. Like we said in our last squad goals session, use an app like MyFitnessPal, track (and be honest) your calories for a week. Seriously, you can find everything in there. If you can eat it, someone has logged it before.
Yes, do it for an entire 7 days! Write down the net amount of calories you are consuming each week.
Here’s an example:
Let’s say you’re consuming 2000 a day. That’s 14,000 net per week. Let’s try a 10% reduction overall and aim for 12,600 calories total. Cool thing is, to begin with you don’t even need to break that up evenly every day. It could be 1600, 2000, 1800, 1800, 1500, 2200, 1700. (Net 12,600).
Make it suit your life, that is the hardest part in the beginning. Making it work for you.
For example the boozy Friday and Saturday night might take you a little higher than a Monday or a Tuesday night. Try it out, if that’s working for you….keep that up for 4-6 weeks and check back on your weight loss goals. If you are determined. Nothing will get in your way!