𝕎𝕖𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥 𝕃𝕠𝕤𝕤 𝕚𝕤 𝕒 ℍ𝕠𝕣𝕞𝕠𝕟𝕒𝕝 𝔾𝕒𝕞𝕖
Yes, this is a picture of me from 2011 and I have no shame in it.
For me, it was a low point in my health, which would only continue to decline in the coming months at that point in my life.
The thing was though, I was working out, I was measuring my food, controlling calories, yet, I continued to gain fat.
I remember Devon saying early on in the marriage, ‘I don’t understand, you are so disciplined with your workouts and what you eat and you would think that it would lead to you being a little leaner’.
She was trying to be nice about it, the message was received loud and clear.
However, I was at a loss though. I was doing all the right things.
In the coming few summers, I would go for an all out push to get in shape for the summer, cutting my calories like I did when I was still competing in bodybuilding to 1600 calories or so per day, which was always a struggle.
I’d drop body fat, but I’d feel miserable and then there would always be the dreaded rebound. Each successive summer would get harder and harder to move the needle, just as I was noticing when I was bodybuilding as well.
It would have to be a little more extreme each time, but heck, I was a disciplined dude, I could do it.
All this to say, I learned for over a decade that the traditional model of cut calories, burn calories was a losing proposition.
Weight loss isn’t about calories.
Weight loss is about hormones.
If you put 2000 calories into a relaxed body, once per day or if you put 2000 calories into a stressed body spread throughout the entire day, two very different things would happen, I assure you that.
Connect the dots my friend, connect the dots.
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