"I shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me. Or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility. Win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny." - Og Mandino
One of the most popular questions I get about losing weight is, "Can I eat pizza (or burgers, or fries, etc.) on a fat loss program?"
Well, yes, you can eat anything you want.
As long as you are willing to accept the consequences and take full responsibility for your actions or lack of action.
So can you eat pizza while on a fat loss program? Sure, as long as you know it could slow down, stop, or reverse your fat loss results.
Can you skip workouts and watch TV instead?
Sure, but if you choose to sit on the couch after a hard day’s work, then realize that you will not be getting closer to your goals.
And if you choose to eat 1500 calories worth pizza and drink 600 calories of soda as you sit on the couch after a hard day’s work, then make sure you are also willing to accept the consequences, because you will gain weight.
Your results are your responsibility.
Fat loss is 90% common sense. We all know what we should and shouldn't eat. Even a 5th grader can tell us that too much pizza and soda will make us overweight.
Weight loss isn't rocket science, but it is your responsibility to plan ahead and make the right choices.
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
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