Paul Revelia, a professional bodybuilder and fitness coach, frequently guides fat loss on his YouTube channel. This guidance is informed by his own experiences of getting ready for competitive physique shows. In a recent video, Revelia explains the “do nothing” approach to cutting body fat that he uses with some of his clients. Revel has competed in numerous physique competitions.
According to him, there is more to losing weight than just following the advice “exercise more and eat less.” “Yes, the only way to lose weight is to consume fewer calories than you burn off each day, but what exactly is a caloric deficit?”
He then goes on to explain that if you want to get rid of fat, one of the most helpful tools you can have is an understanding of your basal metabolic rate, also known as BMR. The basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the number of calories that are burned by your body each day just by carrying out its regular operations. This value is independent of any additional physical activity. You can find BMR calculators online, and once you have that number, it will be much simpler for you to determine how much of a realistic caloric deficit you should introduce into your diet. This will allow you to effectively lose weight without the need to increase the amount of physical activity you engage in.
According to Revel, “your basal metabolic rate will decrease as you reduce body fat.” This is because your body will no longer require as much energy to run. “It’s the same as if you were driving a car down the freeway while pulling a trailer behind it… If you remove the one thousand pounds of additional weight off the trailer, your vehicle will become more fuel-efficient and use less gasoline to run.”
In addition to this, he mentions that as you continue to consume fewer calories than you burn, your basal metabolic rate (BMR) will begin to decrease, which will cause your body to burn fewer calories overall to preserve its energy stores. This phenomenon, known as mitochondrial efficiency, describes the process through which the body becomes more effective at performing typical movements.
When you reach this plateau, one strategy that is commonly used is to add more cardio to your program to burn some additional calories; but, according to Revelia, this strategy will have diminishing effects. He recommends that you take a “diet break” instead, which means that as your BMR decreases, you should momentarily raise the number of calories you are ingesting while simultaneously increasing the amount of energy you lose through activity.
“Because when we get to our goal weight, we haven’t been dieting so hard for so long that we’re basically in the crapper, he says, “the results that I see for people that take these diet breaks have been life-changing.” even though most people want to go straight for the goal, he says, “the results that I see for people that take these diet breaks have been life-changing.” My rivals can get down to stage weight and maintain it while keeping their caloric intake quite consistent with what it was before they started dieting.”