There’s some maths that you NEED to know if you’re ever going to succeed
And its got nothing to do with calories…
The graph above shows logarithmic growth, which is the pattern that your fat loss progress will take. You need to understand this because if you know what to expect, you are WAY more likely to stay on track during a few key points.
Initially, you see that there is a lag in improvements. This is the first week or so where you have just decided to take nutrition a little more seriously and consider exercising.
At first you might be a little hesitant, unsure of what you’re doing.
You’re dipping a toe in the water and so progress is slow.
What happens then is you ‘get good at this’ and start to see fat loss happening REALLY rapidly. At this point you might be losing 1, 2 or even more pounds per week and you’ll be seeing weekly changes in progress pictures.
Awesome. This kind of progress is REALLY motivating.
Unfortunately, though, every pound you lose is a little harder than the last. The less fat you have, the less happy your body is about losing it, and this means that things slow down.
2lbs per week becomes 2lbs per month and you might not feel that you are making progress as well as before. You may start to get demotivated, feel like you can’t go further, but I’m here to tell you that this is NOT you losing momentum.
It’s an absolute certainty that fat loss will slow down after the initial ‘honeymoon period’ so plan for it
Expect this slowdown
Find things to motivate you outside of your results – how you feel day to day, your energy, your improved sleep quality, a group of likeminded people around you, improving fitness levels.
If your only motivator is seeing the scales drop rapidly, then maths dictates that you’re going to struggle eventually.
Focus on the process and enjoy what you do.
You got this.