How many times in your life did you start to exercise because you gained some weight? You think that by hitting the gym and exhausting yourself with cardio, you will burn enough calories to lose some weight. How well has this strategy worked for you? How long could you also maintain such an exercise routine? What did you do the rest of the day when you weren’t exercising?
Unless you also changed your diet, the exercise you did may have helped you feel better and get stronger, but it usually doesn’t make you lose significant weight. Why? Because you’re not addressing the root cause.
Fat weight gain is NOT an exercise deficiency problem. It’s a food problem. Also it’s not a calorie problem directly, it’s a hormonal problem driven by your food choices.
We all should exercise and stay strong if we want to lead a healthy lifestyle and remain strong and independent into old age. However, if you also want to lose excess body fat, then you should focus on your kitchen, not the gym.
The major driver of fat storage in the body is the hormone insulin. The main driver of insulin secretion is eating carbohydrates. The worst of the carbohydrates that make insulin skyrocket are simple sugars and refined starches.
So, to lose fat, you need to lower insulin, which means you need to cut out sugar and refined starches.
In return you need to eat enough protein and healthy fat so you’re satiated, not hungry and getting the nutrients you need.
One more thing: not all dietary fats are created equal. The natural fat that comes with the food is healthy, but the industrial seed oils that are made by factories are toxic. Avoid oils like canola, corn oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, etc. Eat animal fat, olive oil, avocado oil and coconut oil.
The process is simple. The difficulty is you deciding to do it and prioritize your health.