Fitness has evolved tremendously over the last century.
We now have greater control over our physical appearance (and health) than ever before.
And there are TONS of free resources available to learn everything you need to know about changing your physique.
- By tracking your macros, you can add muscle and burn fat at will.
- By following a decent training program, you can improve your strength, performance, and energy.
However, when it comes to fitness — knowing what to do and actually doing it are two completely different things.
For example, everyone knows that losing weight is as simple as eating less and moving more.
But it’s not really that easy is it?
There’s just one thing that fitness experts don’t want to admit to you…
You are going to feel hungry often!
Our overly-sensitive society has reached the point where people find a way to get offended by anything.
If you tell someone they’re going to be hungry, they respond “I’m not going to starve myself!”.
Being hungry and starving yourself are two different things, though.
Being hungry is a normal response to eating less calories than you burn. You’re getting a signal from your brain that you need more calories because you’re burning more than you’re consuming.
That’s the whole point of dieting!
Starving means you are malnourished and you aren’t getting enough calories and nutrients for basic human functions.
They’re too completely different things.
Why Being Hungry Can Feel Like You’re Starving
The reason that your stomach growls and your brain keeps telling you to raid the kitchen is simply a survival mechanism that alerts you to eat at least as many calories as you burn.
Hunger cravings can be dramatic, especially for those who are overweight.
If you think about how important food is for our survival, it makes sense that our bodies would take drastic measures to ensure we always get enough.
As long as you are eating whole foods and not suffering any type of deficiency, these dramatic hunger spells should be nothing to worry about.
You Have to Guide the Ship
As the person inside your body, it’s up to you to take control of your actions when dieting — and you also need to take responsibility for your negative actions.
If you’re 100 pounds overweight, that means you’ve eaten a shit ton of food that you didn’t need to.
That’s on you.
Now your body is pummeling you with hunger cravings as you burn the fat off.
Don’t blame your body. You are the one who made your body that heavy — all your body is trying to do is maintain what you built.
You have to learn to receive the signal from your brain (hunger cravings) and tell your brain “No! We’ve got a new plan now, so get with the program.”
Dieting gets easier with practice and your hunger cravings subside when you take control of your mindset.
Embrace the Hunger From Dieting
Hunger is really one of those things that you get used to pretty quickly when you have the right mindset about it.
I enjoy feeling hungry while dieting because that’s one of the ways I know it’s working.
You will feel hungry often when dieting, so you might as well embrace it.
You don’t have a choice if you actually want to lose weight.
Either you want to never feel hunger cravings or you want to have a lean, sexy body.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t mitigate those hunger cravings…
Which is exactly what I’m going to share in the next article, so stay tuned!
Fitness Dieting Made Easy
This FREE guide shows you what to eat for burning fat, building muscle, and improving your health!
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