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Flexible Dieting For Fat Loss

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Flexible Dieting For Fat Loss

Flexible Dieting For Fat Loss

Looking to make progress in fat loss but struggling with committing to a boring diet of a chicken and broccoli?

Then flexible dieting might just be the answer you are looking for.

Don't get it twisted, this is not a license to eat whatever you want in any amount you like.

Just like any successful 'diet' it requires measurement and regimentation to make it work.

Fat Loss 101

There is one factor that is an absolute essential when it comes to losing body fat. You need to expend more calories than you take in. Regardless of food choices this is still an essential for losing body fat and is simple thermo dynamics.

For a given 24 hour period you need to train your body to burn more calories than you take in. That's it.

Sounds pretty simple right? It is.

The quality of food,nutrient timing and style of exercise and all lower priorities. These are still important factors (which we'll address later in this article) but the number 1 is calories in/out.

Measurement 

In order to have the best starting point I'd highly recommend getting a body fat scan and measuring your calorie intake. Get a scan done,measure your food intake for a week then re-scan to test for changes. This will give you a pretty accurate way of determining your calorie requirements.

Flexible Dieting For Fat Loss

This is where things get...easy. Flexible dieting allows you to stay on your diet, while still maintaining your sanity. The important factor here is still hitting your macronutrient totals for the day regardless of the food choices.

Now we still recommend eating nutrient dense 'bro' foods the bulk of the time. Chicken breast,steak,fish,eggs,potatoes,oats,rice,green vegetables,nuts etc should make up the majority of your diet.

The 'flexible' factor allows you to have some foods you enjoy within your diet plan. This might mean a homemade burger instead of steak and rice or a little ice cream after dinner.

However you still need to hit you macro totals and stay within your calories for the day.

Exercising control here is the most important thing and continuing to measure everything to stay on track.

If you are on quite low calories (1500-1800 for example) the amount of flexibility in your plan won't be as much as someone on 3000 calories.

Summary

When doing flexible dieting for fat loss remember to measure everything,track your results and exercise control.

Providing you stick to your numbers,eat the bulk of your intake from clean foods and hit it hard in the gym you'll make consistent,maintainable progress.

If you have the occasional exchange of foods while hitting your calorie totals, your progress will continue instead of throwing things off-course.

If you want fat loss results without the boredom then flexible dieting for fat loss may be for you. 


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