Many who seek fat loss too often rely on exercise and nutrition advice from their body-building brother-in-law. But body builders, especially competitive body builders, design their routines to bulk up. Which is not the goal of most people. And common mantra of weight lifters is “high-protein/low-carb” dieting. But the body needs carbohydrates for energy. Check out this article from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Too many people are obsessed with that number on their scale. Don’t be. If you are eating right and exercising regularly, ask yourself these 2 questions: are you feeling better? and, do your clothes fit better? These are the truest gauges of health and wellness.