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5 Ways to Make Weight Loss Easier and More Fun for CrossFit Athletes

When it comes to nutrition, fitness, body composition, or anything else related to health improvement, the best single sentence piece I can give is this: make achieving your goal as simple and easy as possible.

Weight loss, what does this mean? It means not over complicating things for no reason, which is unfortunately the #1 reason, in my opinion at least, why people fail with their weight loss.

A lot of over complication comes from believing popular nutrition claims that are actually false. This makes people worry about more than they should, which taxes daily decision fatigue, which erodes precious willpower, which makes failure more likely. If a goal is simpler, easier, and requires less effort to achieve, it’s just basic logic that you’re more likely to achieve it. On that note, I present 5 ways to make your weight loss simpler and easier.

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1. Weight loss, Worry Less About What You Eat

The simple fact of the matter is that what you eat matters far less than how much you eat for weight loss. In fact, the only reason fad diets are generally successful is that they can make it easier to eat less food. As long as you’re eating less calories than you burn over time, you’ll lose weight, so don’t get hung up on trying to find that magic food that will burn fat. There isn’t one. Eat a combination of healthy, natural, and satiating, and you’ll get the job done. And, you can absolutely still lose weight with a little cheat junk food in reasonable moderation.

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2. Weight loss, Worry Less About When You Eat

Common sentiment preaches that we ought to eat first thing in the morning and avoid eating at night if we want to lose weight. Both of these theories are patently false, no legitimate ward based metabolic research has ever shown that the time of day you eat makes any difference in weight gain/loss as long as calories are controlled for. As long as you’re eating less than you burn, you will lose weight, it doesn’t matter when you eat.

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In general, when it comes to weight loss, worry less.

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