things people don’t tell you about a fat loss phase

These are the temporary inconveniences that you might encounter during a fat loss phase⁣

… and the ones that usually resolve when you start eating to your needs again. ⁣

More mental energy spent on food: when am I gonna eat, what am I gonna eat, how can I manipulate this to fit my macros better? Sacrifice this now to have that later. ⁣

Gym plateaus: unless you’re in your first couple years of structured training with progressive overload, you’re probably not going to progress in the ways you’re used to.⁣

Eat out less often: it’s tough to make restaurant eats – with all the oils and sauces work within your calorie deficit. ⁣

Operate on low energy: look, your body is trying to conserve energy! What used to feel easy to complete, might feel harder and more challenging.⁣

Fewer “extras” allowed: dropping calories down in a fat loss phase means you’ll cut items that you might not normally. ⁣

Poorer bandwidth: it’s tough to regulate your mood when you’re operating on less fuel which might mean a grouchier, snippier, and shorter-fused version of you.⁣

Mental gymnastics over progress: you’re watching metrics far more closely, which might mean you’re having to talk yourself down off a ledge when things don’t “go your way”. ⁣

Sacrifice peak performance: ain’t no way you’re going to be able to deliver your all in conditioning workouts when you’re undereating for several weeks. ⁣

More hunger: it’s a biological response to eating less food. It’s a fact you’ll be hungry on occasion. ⁣

…but wait?⁣ Is this your normal?⁣

Undereating your needs should be temporary – you should not be trying to live here forever. If you have been on a never-ending journey to lose weight, this might very well be how you feel most days of the week.

If you want to know how much you should be eating (to THRIVE!) consider the Custom Macro Calculation with my team or download the free DIY Macros Guide in my bio.

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