I have been struggling with losing fat for quite a long time. I tried some workout programs like Insanity but the result seemed to be somewhat dissatisfying and short-lasting. I’ve learnt that to lose fat, diet plays a significantly more important role than exercises. However, some fitness programs I used have pretty inflexible diets. Some foods I cannot find in my country or they are expensive.
I don’t want to get into that kind of pre-prepared diet. So can anyone tell me some simple rules about eating for fat loss? Losing fat not muscle mass. For instance, how much protein, carb, fat should I eat per meal? etc…
I’ve lost 16lbs in the last 10 weeks eating mainly meat and vegetables with the occasional banana and the sporadic helping of rice or sweet potatoes. Also been trying out intermittent fasting twice a week. Read ‘Eat Stop Eat’ by Brad Pillon if you want to know more about it. I always train about 18 hours into fasting and I rarely feel hungry.
It seems to me that calisthenics is one of the rare sports that do not have any restricted diet. People tend to eat a variety of food and still maintain their physique as well as strength. That, however, if you are at the advanced level of calisthenics. For beginners, especially the overweight, it is likely to be a matter of concern.