On today’s episode, I’m sharing why standard weight loss advice is so bad.
Lets jump right into today’s topic.
Now I’m not saying you’re at fault for this.
It’s the years of bad weight loss advice being thrown at you by certain organizations (ahem government).
…is because losing weight should NOT be your goal.
Your goal should be losing body fat.
– Lean body mass (muscle, organs, bones).
The problem with that advice is that people go to extreme with calorie reduction and chronic cardio.
Yes, this may help you lose weight, but you’re actually becoming less healthy because you’re also losing your muscle which is the metabolic driver of your youth and metabolism, and and overall key indicator of strength and health.
Severe calorie restriction and excessive cardio kills your metabolism, making you burn less calories while holding onto your stored fat, as your body enters starvation mode.
….to focus on body recomposition.
This way you can still be eating enough healthy calories comprised of plants, animal protein, and healthy fats to sustain (and in some cases build) muscle tissue, while primarily burning stored body fat for energy.
So rather than using a traditional weight measurement scale to track your weight loss, try using a scale that measures your body composition.
– Body Fat %
– Total Body Weight
– Muscle and Bone Mass
– Water Weight
So you can ensure you’re losing unhealthy stored body fat, while maintaining and building calorie crushing muscle.
While a body analyzer isn’t the most accurate way to track your exact body fat %, it is an affordable way to get a baseline so you can monitor your progress from the comfort of your own home.
#1. Measure yourself in the morning before eating, on Sunday. I tend to weight 2-3 lbs heavier in the evening vs morning.
#2. Measure yourself always post morning poop, this can add 1-2 lbs.
#3. Measure yourself naked. Clothes can add 1-2 lbs.
Remember, this is just a baseline. Don’t overanalyze it. Check it just once a week and continue following the Live Lean principles I share every week on the blog.
Also, here’s a link to the body analyzer that I have at home. If you’re interested, they’re currently discounted by 60% off and are now only $50.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.