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Have you ever stopped losing weight despite “doing everything right” with your diet?

Have you ever struggled to gain weight no matter what you ate?

Have you ever wondered why some people can stay lean eating sugar and junk food regularly?

Well, the principles of energy balance answer these mysteries and more.

They’re the fundamental laws that dictate how your body weight changes over time, and they can be used to intentionally gain and lose weight as desired.

That means that you’re going to be able use what you learn in this article to…

  • Consistently break through weight loss plateaus.
  • Kickstart weight gain (and even if you think you’re a “hardgainer”).
  • Maintain your current body fat percentage with ease.

The bottom line is out of everything you could learn about dieting, energy balance should be at the top of your list because it’s the biggest linchpin.

In other words, if you don’t understand energy balance and know how to use it to your advantage, you’ll never be able to put the rest of the puzzle together.

You’ll always struggle with your weight, and you’ll never quite understand why some approaches to dieting work and others don’t.

So, if you’re ready to learn how energy balance can help you lose fat, gain muscle, and stay lean, then listen to this podcast.

Time Stamps:

4:10 – What is energy balance? 

9:21 – What are common misconceptions about energy balance?

23:01 – How can I use energy balance to lose weight? 

27:07 – How many calories should I be eating? 

27:59 – What are macros? 

30:17 – What should my macros look like while I’m cutting? 

35:33 – How can I turn macros into an effective meal plan? 

39:13 – How do I use energy balance to gain muscle? 

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