What does this mean?
If you recall, there are four stages to a weight loss journey…Sweatpants, Skinny-Jeans, Swimsuit, Bikini (Speedo if you’re a dude).
In the Sweatpants stage, your body is more calorie-sensitive and we make small changes to the lifestyle to get the metabolism moving.
As you move into the Skinny-Jeans stage, your body is a mix of calorie and hormone sensitive. We start to move from slow-steady state activities like walking, yoga, leisure cycling, etc to metabolic exercise to trigger a hormone response that increases fat release.
Then as you move into the Swimsuit stage, we’re mostly shifting our lifestyle in ways that optimize hormones. This includes strategies like metabolic fasting, resistance training (to shape the body), lower-carb eating, etc.
Now that you are in the Bikini stage, we are back to tweaking our calorie intake.