I told you about how there was a theoretical part and a practical, right?
You now know the theory behind losing fat, but PLEASE DON’T STOP THERE.
The second part is where you learn the life-changing tools to help you lose fat and actually keep it off for life.
In order to eat at a caloric deficit and maintain this without going cuckoo, you need skills!
If your calories and macros are the walls of the house, then skills are your floor and your roof. Without a roof and floor, you’d do fine on a summery day but from the moment a storm hits you, you have nothing resembling a house left. You need a floor and a roof, that’s what the fatloss skills are all about.
If you only focus on macros and calories for the rest of your life, it’s easy to get a bit frantic. You have no floor or roof to rely on. The skills in these coming chapters are what will be yournon-calorie counting tools to lose fatand keep it off.
Practicing these skills: you can choose one of the 5 skills to focus on and take another 2 to focus on a bit less at the same time.
Practicing skills means you PRACTICE (you won’t immediately be perfect at execution). Although you do not need to choose these skills chronologically, I’ve outlined them in order of what I think is best to practice in regards to weight loss.
Pay attention: if you are coming from a background of overly restrictive eating, the first skill (eating frequency) will be your best bet, along withportion control. Mastering hunger will be for a bit later, after you’ve shown your body that you get enough food in on a regular basis!
FAT LOSS SKILL 1: EAT 3-4 TIMES A DAY WITHOUT SNACKING
FAT LOSS SKILL 2: MASTER HUNGER
FAT LOSS SKILL 3: PORTION CONTROL (4 STRATEGIES)
FAT LOSS SKILL 4: EATING MOSTLY WHOLE FOODS
FAT LOSS SKILL 5: EATING JUST ENOUGH
Maybe you're also interested in my previous article: Why counting calories and tracking macros might work for a short time.