ERF Q&A 022: Fight Hunger On A Diet

Diets fail for two main reasons, you either get hungry or tired.

Some will say time, but that isn’t a valid reason. That’s an excuse.

Getting hungry on a diet can lead you to obviously over indulge, not stick to it, and not see results.

Now, SOME hunger is okay.. And almost a sign you are in a deficit.

And no, I am not saying starve yourself to lose weight. 

When that hunger inevitably does come about, there are tools you can use to ensure it subsides.

1. Protein. Getting around 1g of protein per lb of bodyweight is CRUCIAL for fighting hunger while on a diet.

2. Micronutrients / Veggies / Food Volume. Loading up on low calorie foods can fill your stomach up, satisfy your body, and allow you to stay in a deficit.

3. Size of deficit. You HAVE to be in a calorie deficit.. But how aggressive is up to you. If you are too aggressive, and the hunger is too high.. Then decrease the amount of a deficit.

4. Meal Timing. And no, this is not to speed up your metabolism. This is to make sure you stay full and satisfied throughout the day, so you don’t over eat at night.

These are the bookmark version of what I cover in this podcast. 

Check it out if you need some help with your New Years Diet.

ERF Q&A 015: What Is BioFeedback And What Can It Tell You?

How you FEEL normally leads to the results you want to see.

Bio Feedback is such an important marker to track when talking about any fat loss or muscle gain goal.

Or really any time you just want to live better.

If you are feeling tired, there is a reason why.

If you are hungry, there is a reason why.

If you can’t stop eating the damn chocolate cookies, there is a reason why.

BUT, you won’t know these reasons, unless you are tracking what you are doing and then making appropriate decisions from there.

You will just think oh I am tired, must be getting old! (Worst cop out excuse I have ever heard but).

Track what you are doing, get results, make appropriate changes, and see your body change inside to out.

Most people want to lose weight or gain muscle, but forget it all starts about how your body is responding to what you are doing to it.

Get that right, and your results will sky rocket.