The reality is that calorie balance is what ultimately and fundamentally dictates what happens with your body composition and weight change - whether it’s fat loss that tickles your fancy or building some of that muscle mass.
In order to build muscle and weight, the general consensus is that a calorie surplus is the most effective and efficient way to do so; especially if you are a well trained athlete or weekend warrior who isn’t completely new to all of this.
So how do you know if you are in a calorie surplus consistently over time?
How can you audit yourself to make sure you are eating enough calories?
In today’s blog, I share the 4 signs of a calorie surplus that you NEED to know. If you want to build strength and muscle (or both!), then eating at any bit above maintenance may serve you best as an athlete.
Fat loss / weight loss is unequivocally the most sought after goal in the health and nutrition space. From athletes to weekend warriors to the working professional - many people pursue fat loss like it is the pursuit of happiness.
This means that knowing how to actually achieve weight loss properly and effectively becomes the biggest priority among these dieters. Over the years, there has been much information spread pertaining to fat loss nutrition - unfortunately many of which are utterly incorrect.
One common theme, however, is the notion that in order to achieve fat loss in any shape or form…you need to be in a calorie deficit. This is made all the more confusing with some people swearing that they are not losing weight in a calorie deficit.
In today’s blog, I will reveal the answer to the question: Do I need a calorie deficit to lose weight? As a Sports Dietitian, I want you to know the truth so let’s explore this and determine the fundamental fat loss protocol.
Hi there! My name's Aleksa Gagic - i'm a Brisbane Sports Dietitian & Brisbane Sports Nutritionist. I have 7+ years experience in providing professional nutrition consulting and want to help you learn about the power of flexible nutrition.