Ignoring this law when losing weight is like ignoring gravity.
You can pretend it doesn’t exist or it won’t affect you, but soon enough you’ll be pulled into this law.
What is it?
The law of thermodynamics.
As common and usual you hear this law and how important it is to understand fat loss, many people and “experts” out there believe that you can bypass this law.
But as with gravity, whether you believe in it or not doesn’t mean it’s not there.
So in reality, the best way to use this law to your advantage is to not only accept it but know how to adapt your diet accordingly.
If this is too abstract, let me show you an example.
The law of thermodynamics says that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it can only be transferred or changed.
So this means that to lose weight, the only way to do it is to induce some type of deficit.
Whether that comes from feeding windows (like with Intermittent Fasting) or with an increased amount of energy expenditure (with cardio), it doesn’t matter.
There’s nothing special or magical about these methods… or any other diet for that matter.
They all can work as long as they create a caloric deficit.
Now, some people try things like counting calories and don’t see results.
The logical conclusion?… Counting calories doesn’t work.
Well, the fact it didn’t give you results doesn’t mean you’re somehow becoming the exception to the gravity’s law of fat loss…
it just means that there was something in your tracking that was off.
Maybe you were eating more than what you thought (which underreporting is the #1 mistake people do), or maybe you weren’t burning the calories you thought you were (AKA, overreporting your exercise activity).
These are just some of the most common reasons why tracking doesn’t work for people.
The point is…
If an approach didn’t work in the past, it doesn’t mean that approach doesn’t work or that somehow “calories in vs. calories out” is nonsense.
You may need to adapt or tweak your diet (or exercise) accordingly to start seeing results…
and in some cases, is a matter of knowing to be patient.
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