It seems like every day the newspapers print some rubbish about fitness or nutrition. The headline is more often than not scary and sensationalist. No surprises there then. I mean, the job of the press isn't to educate you (perhaps controversial nut unfortunately true) but to sell papers. Using click-bait headlines that evoke emotional responses from readers is the most tried and tested way of doing this.
OK, maybe LOVE is overstating it, I mean, I love eating food and if the training wheels were off and no consequences could be had I would almost certainly eat continuously for about 15 hours per day (subtract 8 hours for sleep and one hour for swinging some kettlebells) so I definitely love that more, but there's nothing like a bit of clickbait in a blog title. It seems, however, that this is most people’s problem. They have no control, they eat more than they need and they get fat and sick as a result.
I’m a nutrition coach and it never ceases to amaze me how little people understand energy balance. I have explained this in some previous blogs like this one (HERE) or this one (HERE). I have also done numerous videos on this topic, one of which you can see lower down this article. So, to help you stop pissing in the wind here is a brief introduction to how Calories work and how to estimate and track your Calories.
Time is a very convenient excuse that many people use for not doing things that they really ought to be. This is never truer than the case of health and fitness. Be honest, how many times have you said something along the lines of “I want to be (insert fitness goal) but I don’t have time for (insert process)”? You don’t need someone like me to tell you how important it is to eat right and exercise, that’s common sense and if you are honest your instincts tell you this.
One day highly restrictive 1,200kcal diets will die and so too will juice cleanses, shake diets and any form of starvation diet. Why? Because they suck arse and WILL damage your health, and not just your physical health but your mental health.