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Fat Loss 101
Fat Loss 101 Following my own recent transformation, I wanted to provide people with a comprehensive but easy to read and understand piece on fat loss. Ok, we all know what the key to fat loss is, right? Calorie deficit. Yeah, everyone including myself has shoved this down your throats more than enough times. But let’s run through all the various stages and factors that will determine a successful and sustainable fat loss plan. Why you’re fat So, let’s begin by getting into why you’re fat in the first place. Well, it is all your fault so stop blaming your “poor” genetics, your supposed lack of time, the fact you have a family or your made-up body type. No, you aren’t overweight because you’re an “endomorph”, you’re overweight because you over eat, so don’t use made up bullshit as an excuse. The first step to actually losing the weight is to step back, take some responsibility and be self-accountable. Because fuck your feelings, your fat doesn’t give two shits about how you feel. If whinging and whining burned fat, then there’d be a whole lot of lean MF’s around. Weight gain is a slippery slope Again, you being fat is entirely your fault. Let me just reiterate that. However, having said that I can personally attest to how easy it is to get fat. We have so much access to cheap hyper-palatable, nutrient void, tasty foods i.e. your cookies, cakes, chocolates, crisps, snack food etc. These foods are easy to eat because they taste fucking good but also aren’t filling, meaning you’re more likely to end up stuffing your face and overeating. If you’re mentally fragile or have somewhat of a food addiction (if you’re obese then this applies to you) your best bet would be to remove or limit these items. I hate the idea of “elimination diets” where you actively avoid eating certain foods (i.e. bread, chocolate, pasta etc) because you think that one food is somehow responsible for your weight gain, but if you know that you’re likely to binge on certain foods if they’re in the house then you’re best off not having them there in the first place. In relation to this, if you are one of these people that constantly overeats and potentially goes out to the boozer more often than not and thinks white bread or pasta or fucking carbs in general “make” you fat then shut the fuck up, you idiot. Furthermore, your friend Kelly or Ron telling you they lost weight by removing this or that food is a muppet, too. They lost weight by eating in a calorie deficit, not by eliminating some evil, fat storing food! The genetic basis of obesity Ok, let’s get this straight; there is no “fat gene” and you aren’t genetically determined to be fat. Stop blaming your genetics. There are some rare conditions that will undoubtedly make weight loss significantly harder and weight gain a whole lot easier (usually these have to do with leptin and ghrelin regulation) however, they don’t render fat loss impossible. Again, you do not have a fat gene. Fat families are not the result of fat genes however, fat families come(from my understanding and reasoning) as a result of epigenetic and ontogenetic inheritance. Basically what I’m getting at here is that you are a product of your environment, so if you’ve have lazy, unhealthy parents who do not exercise and regulary binge on “bad” foods then your exposure to that means you are more likely to be fat and unhealthy as a result. On the other hand, if your parents are quite active and healthy and often demonstrate that, then you’re a lot more likely to also be healthier and fitter. Makes sense, right? So, can you blame your parents? The short answer is, no. I guess you could but you’d accomplish little. If you are in this situation then you need to stop moping and start acting rather than searching for someone to blame. In fact, this was exactly the same situation I found myself in. I didn’t have active parents and I was never encouraged to do anything physical or play sports, and as a result I ended up a fat kid. Ok, I wasn’t morbidly obese like a lot of kids I’m sadly seeing now, but I was still a little fatty. Of course now I look fucking divine (and I’ve definitely not grown narcissistic) and have embraced my Persian roots! Do I blame my parents for me being a fat kid? Nah! They were influencers and enablers, no doubt, but as a teenager I had the chance to make a change and be fitter, thinner and healthier and I chose instead to gorge on takeaways and sit on my ass most days. Obviously since they I’ve changed my habits, and that’s what you need to do. No amount of “genetic influence” is gonna out perform a good, solid diet and intense training program! That fat podgy sap on the left spent too long moaning and talking rather than doing! Fast forward to the guy on the right who actually went and did that shit! I could’ve stayed sat moaning and blamed my parents but what fucking good would that have done? Fuck your “fitspo” I can’t believe that’s actually a word. In short; fuck your need for inspiration or your #fitspo or #goals. Keep in mind that your fitness “heroes” don’t actually look like that either. And appreciate literally every single fitness professional is on a plethora of drugs and supplement cocktails, despite claiming to be “natty”. If that offends you, suck it up and enter the real world. On top of that, you’ve got models who are already attractive by most beauty standards (which I guess are fucked anyway) being photoshopped to look thinner and/or “better”. This is probably the reason no fucker can take a photo of themselves without a filter, fuck sake. Look, your movie star heroes, fitness model “inspos” …