To everything there is a trade-off right? A "consequence?" If I speed in my car, I might get a ticket or worse, get into an accident. If I eat too many calories, I gain weight. If I exercise regularly, my endorphins go up and I feel better.
We all experience trade-offs every day. We willingly seek them out on a regular basis, just by making decisions. If you choose one thing, you have consequences. If you choose another thing, you have different consequences.
We are in control. We choose. There is no "right" or "wrong" choice. There are only consequences to each choice, and we either like them or we don't.
So what choices do you make every day, and what consequences do you get for those choices?
If you say you want to get lean (lean = a consequence), what choices are you making to get there? If you say you want to get lean and you eat 150 grams of sugar per day, you either don't understand how much sugar is in the foods you are eating or you do understand but you're not willing to make the choice of eating less sugar in order to get lean.
Here is a cool chart that illustrates the "cost" of getting lean. Getting lean may not be a "consequence" that you care about, but I have met and worked with a lot of people who are working towards this, and you are probably among them, which is why you're still reading!
The percentages that you see are the body fat percentages in each of these categories.
At Empowered Wellness & Fitness Studio, we are working with clients to get lean in ways that best work with their lifestyles and willingness to make choices that lead to the "consequences" they want!