Weight Loss Myth Buster: Can I Eat Whatever I Want, As Long As I Stay Within My Weight Loss Calorie Range?

Jessica dives into one of the most popular weight loss debates to expose a potential weight loss myth buster. Learn about the age old question of, “Can I eat whatever I want, as long as I stay within my weight loss calorie range?” Well discuss why you might be training harder than needed and why your weight loss could be stagnate.

But, I’m eating less calories than I’m putting in!

unfortunately you cannot eat 1,400-2,000 calories of doughnuts, candy, fried and processed foods and expect to have the same results as eating 1,400-2,000 calories of nutrient dense/whole foods.  It has been argued the single most important factor in weight loss is calories in versus calories out. However, truth be told, eating processed foods can actually prevent one from losing body fat. Even when avoiding excess calories! We’ve literally seen this ring true with a few thousand member goals.

Why nutrient dense over calorie dense?

One might ask: “Why would it matter the type of food when eating the same number of calories?” The human body is more complex then just calories in versus calories out. Did you know that processed foods are loaded with sodium among many other unhealthy ingredients?

In addition, you may be wondering how calorie free sodium has any effect on fat loss. Well, excess sodium bloats the body with water and puts it into an inflamed state, leaving the body with an obligated priority for removing the excess sodium and water to reach homeostasis. This makes it hard for your body to function properly; therefore, burning body fat is not on the top of your bodies to do list (especially since the body considers fat to be a just-in-case energy store) and we all know that weight loss is not an easy process.

How does one promote fat burning over fat storage?

In order to burn body fat, your body needs to be in a fat burning state. Not starved, or bogged down by sodium and processed foods. Your body needs enough proper fuel, but just enough. When you find the balance of just enough calories,  while being properly hydrated and fueled with the right foods at the right time, your body is ready to burn body fat.

Where should I start my weight loss journey?

For a fat burning meal plan, start with our week 7 Day Detox (Sugar Detox) to expel inflammation, sugar and excess sodium. Now that your body is in fat burning mode, transition into our Week 2 meal plan and the pounds will melt away.

Members get full access to our member only coaching group, lifestyle meal plan pack and daily fat burning workouts designed for home and travel use.

Check out how to live a healthier, happier lifestyle with our membership options here.

Cheers w/ plenty of water!

Coach Jessica Rundle

About The Author

Coach Jessica

Jessica & Justin Rundle are Spokane natives and the founders of Workout Anywhere (a Northwest fitness training app for busy parents, by busy parents). In addition, the two are the official strength & conditioning coaches for Mt. Spokane High School. To Learn more about Jessica and Justin Rundle, click here: Meet Team RundleFit.

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