June marked twenty years that I’ve worked in the fitness industry, and I still often hear many questions regarding the misconceptions of how our bodies function. The most important premise that I try to convey is the difference between types of weight loss. I really emphasize loss of body fat rather than simply overall weight loss. Unfortunately, many weight loss programs focus on weight loss alone, and not the type of weight that is being reduced. Many of those programs focus solely on caloric content and not the quality of the calories that are being consumed.
While each calorie may be equal in measurement, its quality may differ drastically. One could consume all of their calories in the form of processed carbohydrates like bread, pasta, and chocolate cake, or, one could consume all of their calories in the form of lean proteins, naturally occurring carbohydrates, vegetables, and healthy fats. I construct my meal plans in a way that helps one to utilize clean, quality calories, consisting of the correct amounts of protein, carbohydrates, both starchy and fibrous, and fats that are better used by our bodies.
My main objective is to create an environment in your body that burns body fat as its primary fuel source, allowing you to feel tremendous and consistent energy, to sleep soundly, and to shed unwanted weight a.k.a. body fat . I do not want anyone to lose hard-earned muscle tissue, which unfortunately, many weight loss programs end up doing. I want you to maintain lean muscle, while shedding only body fat. It sounds logical, doesn’t it? It’s just science, and it works for everyone when it’s applied.
See you next month, John D.