We've all been told that if we want to lose weight, DIET is the key.
That you "can't out exercise a bad diet." That "Abs are made in the kitchen."
And that is 100% true. If you want to change your body composition, you need to dial in your diet.
HOWEVER, all too often we just then go to the gym with the thought that we will "burn a ton of calories" and our diet will do the rest.
We aren't MAXIMIZING the time we do spend in the gym so that it makes the process easier and quicker.
Because if we really want to shred fat and build muscle, our workouts need to be dialed in.
When your program is balanced and your workouts maximize your time in the gym, you can increase your metabolism and burn more calories at rest.
By building muscle, you can also enhance enzymes in the body that allow you to mobilize fat and use it for energy all of the time. You improve your metabolic flexibility aka your body's ability to burn fat at rest, which is sometimes impaired in sedentary people, making diet alone NOT as effective for fat loss.
And have you ever hit that dreaded dieting plateau?
A simple tweak to your workout routine may help you kickstart your progress again.
So as essential as diet is to body composition changes, we need to make sure our workouts are working for us NOT against us.