Is Less The Answer to Fat Loss?

I'm a pretty simple guy. 

I always tell people I could fit everything I need into a shoebox and be totally fine. 

I love simplification. 

I love less "stuff."

The good old saying of "less is more."

What I want to explore today is "less" the answer when it comes to fitness?

I actually think it's a double edged sword and it depends on how you look at it. 

When it comes time to complicating fitness and nutrition I do believe less is more. 

And you've heard me talk about that. 


Keep It Simple Stupid. 

Sweat every day, eat good 90% of the time, and get your sleep in. 

That's it. 


In our industry there tends to be a focus on less that I think can have a negative impact. 

That's the focus on success, and in order to be successful I need less. 

Less calories...

Less sweets...

Less body fat...

Less cellulite...

etc, etc, etc.

It seems that there has been this picture painted that you have to have "less" of something in order to be successful. 

Now sure, there are health benefits and goals of having less body fat, etc. 

However, why we don't we focus on the MORE side of things? 

More protein. 

More sleep.

More vegetables. 

More strength.

More confidence.

More empowerment. 

More of a community. 

As you know, this is a huge mental game. 

When things get tough, it can be a huge mental strain on you. 

Negative thoughts start flowing...

We've created a society we're "shrinking" is rewarded. 

It's all about how much do I have to lose, and what do I have to cut out of the diet. 

I don't know about you, but I'd be much more positive about a journey if I foucsed on what I can do more of. 

Now, it's not saying that you won't need to cut some things out or that you don't want to have less body fat percentage. 

What I'm getting at is...

The constant focus on less will force a steady stream of negative thoughts, but the focus of more will create a positive energy that keeps you motivated throughout the journey. 

1% better, right?

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling