If you read part 2 of this mini series, you’ll know the first reason you aren’t getting results in the gym is because you aren’t progressing your workouts, and the second is that you aren’t tracking your progress.

The third reason is that you’re not getting your nutrition right.

I will keep saying this until the day I die: you can not out-train a bad diet.

Good nutrition is key to getting results. That doesn’t mean it has to be boring, but too many people see the gym as their number one resource for getting the body they want. When people start switching their mindset to thinking of the gym as something that compliments a good diet, things can start to fall into place.

This applies to any goal, so please get your nutrition right.

Find an approach you can maintain long term, something that fits in with your day to day life but still gets you to your
goals. For any goal there is one basic rule that will always apply, whether you are new to the gym or a seasoned gym goer.

It’s the simple principle of energy in versus energy out.

If your goal is to lose weight, you need to be in a calorie deficit. In other words, you need to eat less calories (energy) than you burn, every day. If your goal is to gain weight, you need to be in a calorie surplus. i.e. you need to eat more calories than you burn every day.

Work your calories out using a calorie calculator, then track everything for at least one full week to get an idea of where you currently stand.

After that, aim to track 2 or 3 days a week to make sure you are keeping yourself on track.

Need help with your your fitness or nutrition goals? Take a look at reason number number 4 of why you aren’t getting the results you want. which you can read here!

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