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6 Secrets to Saving Calories.

One fear of many is gaining excess amounts of body fat in their adaptive training period.
 
I can understand that fear on a personal level.
 
One thing to remember though, you don’t need to be 100% stage lean or athletically ripped all the time.
 
In fact it’s not healthy for you physically or mentally.
 
That being said, to some people this is ‘them’ an it’s how they are and all they choose to be, in which case that’s cool because their understanding is that for constant aesthetic glory there may be a sacrifice to physical performance (lifting, sport, etc) or health, and that’s a price they’re willing to pay.
 
So before you get on at the people who want to ‘look good’ all the time, just remember, it’s their choice.
 
After all, you can’t say shit these days about people destroying their health through obesity because it’s ‘body shaming’ yet you can take lumps out of those who love fitness because it’s ‘obsessive’ and ‘unhealthy’.
 
Fucking hypocritical bullshit that is 😂
 
Anyway, here are the 6 secrets:
 
1 – Hold the Milk
 
Drinking black coffee, tea, or things such as mint/peppermint tea’ etc isa great way to save on calories if you’re a little worried that some will sneak up on you.
 
2 – Condiment Reduction
 
Mayonnaise, I love it, however… what I think might be say 15g is actually more like 50g 😋
 
Spreads, sauces and all things related are often very calorie dense and super easy to consume plentifully, so reducing how much you have will save you a rather large amount of calories.
 
This doesn’t mean stop having it, just reduce it.
 
^^ You can also substitute for spices, check your cupboard because I’m sure there’s a 5-spice in there somewhere hidden away.
 
3 – Less Cardboard Carbs
 
I know that people are stockpiling the nonperishables.
 
Cookies, sweets, biscuits, cereals, and all things carb that come in a box, while they last for decades and taste delicious, you can chow down on 600+ calories in a matter of mere minutes if you’re too careful.
 
Swap these for veg.
 
Seriously, instead of snacking on cereal bars eat a packet of peppers, you can buy either of these for about £1 (three large peppers or 4-6 cereal bars), same price, massive difference in both nutritional quality and calorie content.
 
4 – Unhealthy Health Food Trends
 
Juicing, fat free foods, meal replacements, basically anything that is a ‘trend’ is something to watch out for as they are often love in nutritional value and high in unneeded calories.
 
Now you may have read juices and feel confused because they’re meant to be good for you, ad to be fair veg only ones are great, adding in one or two fruits also won’t hurt, however…..
 
It’s the heavy fruit ones and also the added scoops of whey (or some form of protein), peanut butter, Nutella etc that skyrocket the calories, making what was once a tidy snack into a calorie laden catastrophe.
 
As for meal replacements, etc, well, just cook and don’t be lazy.
 
5 – Diet & Zero
 
Now some people love fizzy or carbonated drinks, if this is your vice then going for the Diet or Zero option will save you on the extra calories in this time.
 
I’d also alternate with drinking water, for example:
 
1 pint water > 1 pint Coke 0 > 1 pint water > 1 pint coke 0
 
This way you’ll learn to control yourself and also end up appreciating the carbonate beverages far more. Plus water is apparently pretty good for you accordion to ancient lore.
 
6 – Alcohol avoidance
 
Personally I feel people soul avid this entirely, less for special occasions (weddings, christmas or new year, not birthdays as it’s always someones birthday).
 
Give it’s 7 calories per gram this is the fastest way to rack up unwanted ones and pile on the pounds, which is a 40’+ waistline is your goal then by all means fill your boots, however that may be not so beneficial for your health.
 
Now some people feel they need a drink and can’t live without one.
 
Being someone who has slain the demon known as alcoholism (high functioning I might add), this can be a hard thing for people to put to bed or not rely on.
 
I can say that opting for spirits s a substitute to beers, stouts, and other dense drinks will reduce the total calories consumed, this means neat, no mixers – you’ll drink less that way. While not ideal, it’s a start.
 
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There you have it, some ways you can curve your consumed calories while you stay safe at home.
 
Enjoy,
Ross
 
#7 – Bouns Tip – Portion Control
 
It’s easy to simply eat too much in the form of too big a portion, don’t eat more than you need.
 
Piling up a plate is nothing short of gluttony, take only what you need and err on the side of less, you can always snack on peppers post meal if you’re still feeling you need a nibble.

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A Cheaper Alternative

Morning Guys,

Stop wasting your money!

The allure of weight gains shakes, supplements and other such things tempt in many a person, but you don’t need them.

You will find that you can get everything you need from food.

While I can see how supplements are convenient they’re not necessary. If you actually take the time to prepare some meals for the day you will notice you get more results than if you rely on your magical supplements.

Here are some alternatives that are cheaper and in my opinion far better for you.

Pre-Workout: Espresso.
Intra-Workout: Water.
Post Workout:

Try this home made shake.

100g Oatmeal
10 Egg Whites
50g of Berries or 1 Banana
1-2 Table Spoons of Nut Butter
350ml of Water or Whole Milk if you really want some extra calories.

Simple alternatives that won’t const you the earth.

Enjoy,
Ross

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Fat Loss Faux-pas

Lucky number 7. Everyone likes this number right?

It’s not too close to 10, but its far enough away from 1 to make it look like a committing number, this give people the opportunity to sound committed when they’re really not – Watch out for the number 7 because it can often a 1 in disguise.

While the number 7 doesn’t really have any relevance to the faux-pas for today other than the fact we on the 7th faux-pas, I thought you might like to know the psychology behind peoples love for the number 7.

Fat Loss Faux-pas #7 – Meal Replacement Meals (Shakes/Supplements)

When some embark on their fat loss journey it is very easy to become entangled in the web of meal replacement companies that offer the QUICK FIX solution to fat loss. There is not quick fix short of surgery I’m afraid.

Meal replacement shakes, bars etc are often man made and might contain some rather interesting ingredients. While there have been plenty of people that have lost a considerable amount of fat on these, there is a considerable amount more who haven’t lost and or piled all the weight they lost on the shakes back and plus some more just to be safe.

These monstrosities will lead people to avoiding actual food almost entirely – That’s a very bad thing. It could potentially lead to some psychological issues and disassociation with food, you will do well to avoid going down this route.

In my opinion there is no substitute for nutrient dense whole foods, some might even call them REAL FOODS when compared to the Frankenfoods that we mortars have created. Eating the majority of your calories (if not all of them) from whole foods will benefit your waistline far more than meal replacements ever could.

Don’t get sucked in by the offer of the quick fix.

Enjoy
Ross

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