Restricting yourself from food you love does cause guilt.
Especially if you are used to having certain foods all the time.
If you are new to losing weight and working out, then nutrition is going to be a big part of your eating.
But the thing is you don’t necessarily have to just restrict yourself from certain foods you enjoy.
If you’re within a calorie deficit you can still make room for some foods.
Now this applies differently to everyone.
As everyone’s caloric intake is different.
But if you are within your caloric limit for the day
Or even for the week.
And you are still within a deficit,
Then you will continue to lose weight.
But what about eating bad foods you ask?
Well, you have too as yourself what is necessarily bad?
Everything is made up of calories and if you are in a deficit then you will continue to lose weight
Not this doesn’t mean you can just go eat chocolate bars all day.
I’m not saying that.
No one in their right mind should be doing that.
Even though if you ate chocolate but were still in a deficit you would lose weight,
You still need to feed your body other nutrients and macros.
But the point I’m trying to make is you can still enjoy foods you like.
It just comes down to how you watch what your deficit is.
Now if you are someone with excessive weight or certain issues such as,
High blood pressure, high white blood cell count, high cholesterol levels,
Then you will have to watch a little more what you eat.
But even then, it comes down to being in a deficit and losing weight,
Which in turn will drop all the things listed above.
So, if you fall into that category, you should focus more on completely healthy alternatives.
But for other people, you can still enjoy some foods you like.
You might be asking how you can do this though?
Well, there are a few ways.
You can do a BMR test to get an average or idea of what your basic calorie intake should be
From here you can measure out the foods you would eat per day now that you know,
Your daily and weekly caloric intake.
Doing this also helps you portion your plating as well which generally is where people,
Have more than they should.
Or another way you can go about it,
Is to eat low-calorie dense foods and have 3 to 4 meals a day.
By eating around the same time in the day you start to gain a proper eating regimen,
And level your metabolism.
And by having low-calorie dense foods you know you will be having foods with less density.
This means fewer calories basically.
Can you combine both ways?
You can do that as well.
I don’t count calories anymore myself, I stopped that a few years back.
But I have gotten to really understand good and my body and what I can eat.
I am and have been on a great eating regimen for years now, around 10 years or more.
So, for me, this works out.
And I feel as though everyone will get to this point if they stick to something long enough.
But you do what works for you.
It is only good in seeing or getting an average of what calories you are taking in.
Even though those BMR calculations are not accurate and could be far off, which is another reason I don’t really like to use them.
But it still gives you a good idea of what you should roughly be taking in per day and week and can provide some use.
But listen to your body and remember you can still have certain foods you want if you don’t overindulge.
It may take you time to learn this process and find it out for yourself, but it will come.
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And especially on proper mechanics of working out.
Also, soon ill be giving out free guides to proper workout routines.
And nutrition information that will be easy for you to follow as well.
So, in turn, restricting yourself from the food you love causes guilt,
And isn’t something you need to really do.
There are some cases where this must be applied.
But you can apply this as well.
But how do you go about monitoring your nutrition every day?
Disclaimer: Adam is not a doctor nor a nutritionist. This is all from the experience Adam has gained through himself and through schooling. Through his videos, Adam shares his personal and educational experience that he has acquired over the past years of training individuals through fitness and nutrition. Adam would strongly recommend you see your physician before starting or completing any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition to participate in the exercises which are why consulting your physician would be recommended.
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