So it’s January again and everyone is on a quest to find the magic solution to weight loss body transformation and hone their physiques to one degree or another. Maybe you put on a few pounds at Christmas. Maybe you put a few pounds on the Christmas before!
But which diet plan or detox is the best? Shall I do Juicing? Do I cut carbs or fat? Do I go plant based? Which gym will you get the best results at? Should you do;
Are you ready for the simple truth regarding weight loss body transformation?
It doesn’t matter one frigging iota!
If weight loss is your goal then you need to be in a calorie deficit. Full stop. Period. All diets and detoxes, juicing, plant based programs etc are based around this simple fact. They just don’t tell you because they want you to believe that they have the magic cure. The elixir.
Now obviously (or maybe not so obviously) a great way to get into and maintain a calorie deficit is to do some exercise. Not only will you burn more calories and therefore be able to eat more beautiful food, but you will get all the added benefits of exercise as well.
Depending on the type of exercise you do you will gain increased bone density, better circulatory and respiratory function. You will get stronger and more flexible muscles and connective tissues, a healthier immune system, even increased energy and better mood stabilisation.
So what exercise should you do? Well basically you need to find something you enjoy doing and then you are far more likely to do it regularly. Personally I advocate a hybrid training system, weight loss body transformation is a commitment. So over the period of a week try and cover all the bases. Work out each muscle group at least once.
Do some kind of rhythmic cardio (running, cycling, swimming, boxing) And if you can fit it in a HIIT session to boot, based around some great compound functional movements with added plyometric elements. If you cover all these bases in moderate amounts, and the key word is ‘moderate’, then it is my personal belief that the body will be trained more holistically.
So if you like CrossFit do CrossFit. If you like running then run. If you like boxing then get to a boxing club. But it will always be a wise investment to hire a coach or personal trainer to make sure you are getting your technique on point and are training your body in a balanced fashion in order to avoid overuse or even overload injury ☺