🚨 HAVE A READ 🚨 #ThrowBackThursday From lean to Shredded. During last year's prep these pictures are just 2 week apart from eachother.
Your diet is absolutely essential when losing weight and more so when in comp prep and you're trying to shed off those extra few KG's to look like an anatomy statue. Making sure you're on the ball of your diet is extremely important especially when you are so vulnerable you need to take your health into consideration and protect your body from any injury or metabolic damage. It's extremely common that musculoskeletal injuries happen during contest prep when you're diet is too aggressive and you are depriving yourself of your bodies needs, ontop of that you'll have hormonal problems like adrenal burnout, sex hormone depression, digestive health problems, bad sleep rhythms and so much more. My first competition I made the mistake of having very little refeeds which stalled my weight loss and played around with my health, but with the help of the right coach and proper diet all my problems were fixed in time for the next comp prep and my diet was monitored closely along with a lot of refeeds to fuel the body with what it needs to get the job done and protect myself from any metabolic damage or injuries. The biggest misconception about losing weight is to starve yourself and eat very little carbs for an extended period of time.... wrong. You will burnout and do damage to yourself that way, ontop of that the moment you decide to eat again you will gain weight instantly, the body recognizes when it's being starved so it will store anything as fats to prevent itself from anymore damage. If you want your body to do what you want it to do... replenish yourself, feed the body, have a carb up and watch that weight strip right off. Comp prep or trying to lose weight to get lean is only unhealthy if you're doing it wrong, other than that it'll be a smooth run if you give your body what it wants.