Leigh Peele is one of my favorite fitness authors. Recently, she was interviewed by Mike Robertson in his Robertson Training Systems newsletter. Here is an excerpt from the interview I think many people on this site would benefit from:
MR: Okay, enough fluff ï¿½?? youï¿½??re well known and respected within the industry because of your fat loss materials. If you had to pin down one or two things that people are consistently doing wrong, what would they be?
LP: Number one is thinking calories donï¿½??t count. In all aspects, the energy that you take into your body counts, period. It doesnï¿½??t matter if you are draining yourself of energy or stuffing yourself with energy, it is energy that matters. Calories are that energy and yes, they matter.
The other thought, truthfully, is thinking that you are above the basics. We have over complicated things so much that we think the only way we can achieve fat loss is to stand on our head while cycling carbs, doing twenty re-feeds, and watching our fruit intake. It is just gotten ridiculous. My hope is to bring it back to the basics and getting people back down to reality and realizing that keeping it simple is going to help you get closer to where you want to be. The 30 year old male looking for 8% has to get there the same way as the 30 year old male looking for 20%.
For the full interview, I go over to www.robertsontrainingsystems.com and signing up for the newsletter (he doesn’t send em often, so your inbox won’t be bogged down I promise)