The short answer is yes.
Now this depends on your goals, but for most people they are looking to lose body fat. Yes you will burn calories working out, but until someone wears a heart rate monitor they have no clue how hard it is to burn a 400-500.
Or we grossly underestimate how many calories we consume until we food journal the correct portion.
If the goal is to lose body fat we do have to create a caloric deficit and to lose 1 pound of fat you must have a deficit of 3500 calories in a weeks time frame.
Nutrition is hands down the hardest part to dial in.
Most of us have no problem doing that killer workout.
We mostly struggle consistently fueling our body to see the desired result.
Or one-two days we are on point, but we completely go overboard the next day. Myself included, we completely miss how many calories we actually consume during a meal.
So what can you do?
Use your hands:
Protein = size of your palm
Carb = size of your cupped palm
Veggie = size of your fist
Fat = Thumb
Most men you get to double all these portions.
Or another strategy that works well is logging all your food in My Fitness Pal or something similar.
But the other side of that is we need to better understand your metabolic process. How many calories are you burning based on your daily activity.
As you can see nutrition does matter, but its complicated. 😉
This is where we come in and we can help you navigate what you personally need to do. This is not a one size fits all plan. What works for one person does not work for the other.
Listen, there is so much garbage from “experts” in our field. If it sounds too good to be true it is.
So, if you need help, we are an email/call away.