How To Lose Weight (When You Eat Junk Food)

Posted on 01. Sep, 2011 by in Diet / Nutrition, Mental Strength & Life, Motivation, Physiology

So the question is can you lose weight and maintain a crappy diet at the same time?

The short answer is, yes.

Weight loss is largely a function of calories in versus calories out.  If you burn more calories than you consume you will lose weight.

By now, of course, you know me well enough to know that the short answer is never going to cut it.

For you and my clients I am interested in more than just the quantity of weight loss, i.e. how many pounds you lose.

I am interested in the quality of that weight loss.  Are you losing pounds of fat or are you sacrificing pounds of muscle?

I don’t know about you, but for me that makes a huge difference.

See, I care about quality, which is why I care about nutrition.

If weight loss is your only goal and you don’t care what kind of pounds you lose, only that the scale goes down.  Feel free to keep eating crap.

If quality of life doesn’t really matter to you.  If increased injury, diminished sex drive, poor thinking ability and an impaired immune system don’t bother you, then by all means keep eating HoHos and DingDongs and all the fast food you want.

However, if you care about your quality of life, if you truly care about being the strongest version of yourself, then you will care about nutrition.

You truly are what you eat.  Every cell in your body is replaced every seven or eight months.  Those cells are made from the food you eat.

So if all you eat are HoHos and DingDongs.

Guess what?

You are made of HoHos and DingDongs.

It’s real simple.

Eat shit, become shit.

So if you want to become the strongest version of yourself you need to eat the best food you can get your hands on.

That means clean meats.  Buy organic, grass fed meats whenever you can.  I know they are more expensive, but the quality of nutrition is far superior to normal factory raised meats.

Toxins are stored in fat cells.  That goes for you as well as the cow, chicken or pig you want to eat.

Buying organic, grass fed meats eliminates the toxic waste of antibiotics, improper feeding methods and total lack of exercise that go into producing the factory meat you normally get.

Buy fresh, organic produce whenever you can.  The heavy metals in the pesticides used in non-organic farming will build up in your body over time, leading to future health issues.

Again quality food is more expensive, but like with all else in life “you get what you pay for.”

If for now the best is outside your reach, don’t just give up.

You still have options.

Your local farmer’s market is great source for fresh and often local produce.  It may not be organic but it will be fresher and higher in nutritional content that those tomatoes that ripened in a truck on the way back from Guadalajara.

The bottom line, eat shit, be shit.

Eat awesome, be awesome.

Get Stronger!

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