When you’re first starting to rid yourself of some body fat, you may start to get bogged down into the details.
“How often should I eat?”
“Should I cut carbs?” (never a bad idea )
“How many times a week should I work out?”
“Should I do HIIT or should I do weights or mix it up with mostly cardio?”
“Will I get a better EPOC effect if I do HIIT after my cardio?”
“Should I only eat carbs in the morning?”
“Should I stay in the ‘fat burning’ zone while doing cardio?” (a myth by the way)
“Should I take protein powder?”
“What about starvation mode?” (another myth by the way–doesn’t exist)
And on and on and on. Those are all questions I had in the beginning too, but I am a sucker for stats and data. But what I soon realized was: I’m fat.
None of that minutiae really mattered.
All that matters in the beginning of your getting into better shape is: Calories in and calories out.
Maybe if you’re an elite athlete you can sit there and figure out a perfect balance of carbs/fat/protein but for us fats, we just need to eat less and move more. Yes, it really is that simple–and that hard.