Let’s start with the lie that calories matter.
Know this: As soon as you restrict calories, you set yourself up for failure.
I know that goes against almost everything you know. But trust me on this ...
You must FEAST every night to replenish the willpower you need to actually achieve that six pack.
So every time you make a promise to yourself like, “I’m only going to eat 1,200 calories,” or “I’m going to create a 500-calorie deficit,” it's only a matter of time before you are run over by the truck named Your Biological Drive to Eat.
When you restrict your calories, your body WILL hold onto calories.
(Again, evolution. And again, you're not changing that.)
I’m willing to bet that everyone reading this right now —including you — has at one point gone on a diet, gotten some results, and then back-slid all of the way because they could not restrict their calories in the long run.
Doesn’t matter if you were just trying to lose 10 pounds … or 100 pounds ... it always works the same.
Once you do this three or four times, then you’re forced to say, “Screw it. My New Years resolution is NOT going to be weight loss or getting a six pack again because I know how it turns out, and that's just stupid. I never get there and I gain it all back anyway.”
And if you’re talking about restricting calories, well, you would be right.
My heart goes out to anyone who has said that. If this was you, please know it wasn’t your fault. You’ve been fed a lie (no pun intended).