Shredding, toning, dropping or getting ready for the beach season. It all requires one thing… keeping track of your food!
You can train hard and do your cardio every day, but if you stuff your face with bad food you will most likely fail.
Think of it as a numbers game. If you stuff yourself with a lot of calories /energy . .. you also got to burn it off in order to shredd.
Some people can eat a lot and still look toned, but let’s be honest, most uf us can’t pig out and stay lean at the same time.
To actually shredd fat and KEEP the muscles and strength is the hard part. I mean, if you stop eating you will loose weight but you loose energy and muscle too and shortly you probably go back to binge eating and put the weight back on again!
The trick to success is to know how to divide your fats, carbs and protein to fit your body and lifestyle. You shall have enough energy to train hard, be a mum and handle your work BUT you still need to be lower in calories in order to shredd.
My “low shredding” calorie intake is 2000 and for someone else this might be a high number. If your bodyweight is high or you have a lot of muscle and and active job 2000kcal can be way to few calories, and instead of shredding fat you get tired and hungry and start to loose muscle. If you are small and have a job where sitting down most of the time, 2000kcal can be to much to tone.
To find your perfect balance is a numbers game. When I first stared with bodybuilding my ” low calorie intake” was 2500kcal. If I eat that today I maintain but I don’t shredd. It all depends on how your body are responding at the time. At 2000kcal I’m slowly loosing fat. I can train hard and keep my energy. I’m a little bit hungry… but it’s ok as long as I don’t loose any muscle.
I have on the scales only lost 2kg in a month but my body composition scan tells me that the fat is shredding…. slowly and patiently I trust the process and I am sticking to my plan.