Fat Loss or Lean Gains?


Hi Queens!

This is a frequently asked question - do I choose FAT LOSS or LEAN GAINS? 

Not sure what each plan means?
Not sure what is for you?
Feeling confused?
Feeling overwhelmed?

If you aren't sure which primary goal to choose, keep reading.

Firstly, you CAN’T lose body fat AND gain muscle at the SAME time!
(Okay, you technically can. However only in very specific and complicated scenarios. They don’t really apply to anyone, I can explain this in more detail later. BUT for now, let’s just generalize that it’s not POSSIBLE - trust me).
It’s MUCH better to FOCUS on one goal ACHIEVE IT and then readjust your goals.

Why? Because trying to do both will generally end up in a ‘hamster on the wheel’ or a ‘yo-yo’ of constant back and forth.

There's two options that are the better plans
(remember we focus on better, not perfect)
  1. Lose body-fat → Reach your goal body-fat → Slowly increase food and focus on lean gains.
  2. Lean gain → Reach your goal muscularity/strength → Slowly decrease food and strip away the fat!
So, simply put:

FAT LOSS
 - DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PLAN IF YOU WANT TO INCREASE LEAN BODY MASS OR STRENGTH.
Goal: FAT LOSS, MINIMIZING MUSCLE LOSS, MINIMIZING STRENGTH LOSS.

LEAN GAINS - DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PLAN IF YOU WANT TO DROP BODY-FAT.
Goal: INCREASING MUSCLE MASS, MINIMIZING FAT GAIN, INCREASING STRENGTH

BOTH PLANS ARE CUSTOMISED FOR YOU. FROM THE INFORMATION ON YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE. SO YOU CAN REACH YOUR GOALS, WHILE ENJOYING YOUR FAVOURITE FOODS!

I can always recommend a program and often do. But the reality is YOUR goal is, YOUR goal. Not everyone wants to be lean, not everyone wants to be muscular looking - and that is FINE! 

However, one way to figure out your goal:

Take your clothes off, get comfortable.
Look in the mirror, just stand there and look at yourself. Don’t be critical, just focus on what you will become. Not only physically but also mentally.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind?
Do you want to lose body-fat, do you want to increase your lean body mass? Do you want to grow a bigger booty?

Any goal is your GOAL and there are no BAD goals. 

Let’s just make sure they are realistic! Don’t set yourself up for failure.

Don’t forget, the aesthetics are only one part of this journey. Your non-scale victories, your health, your knowledge, and your long term adherence are much more important.

I hope this clears up this little topic of confusion.
Love,
Anita xx