If you eat more calories than what your body can burn in a day, you'll be putting on weight.
If you eat a 1,200 kcal burger meal and drink a couple of beers, you probably shouldn't really be having anything else during the day if you're aiming for weight loss.
It's all about balance.
If you over eat today, you'll need to take it easier over the next couple of days and you'll be ok. It is, however, completely possible for your diet to consist of just crisps, chocolate and fizzy drinks - while you still lose weight. You'll just need to eat fewer calories that what your body can burn. With such poor quality food it's not a lot of food though.
Also, for your health's sake it's obviously always better to choose your food wisely - ideally you'd get plenty of protein, some good fats (avocado, oily fish, nuts...) and quality carbs in you every day.
"Dirty food" (the kind that makes you fat easily) is very nutrition dense (lots of kcal in a small amount) and doesn't keep you full for very long. And that's why so many of us struggle with weight control.
I've been on a detox for nearly 6 weeks now. I'll post about my results in another post.
Here are the guidelines for a Fit as Hel detox:
Duration: 1-6 weeks Nutrition: Follow your own Fit as Hel nutritional guidelines = never overeat and make sure to hit your protein goals. Hydration: 2.5 litres of a water per day (3 litres for men). No alcohol during the detox. Exercise: Four 10-15 minute workouts per week (on top of what you'd normally do).
AND THAT'S IT!
I'm going to run Fit as Hel member challenges every now and again. You guys can then post about your experiences (and success) in our closed Facebook group.
All the (home/gym) workouts are naturally provided in "the zone", as I like to call the restricted content members' area. If you want your personal nutritional guidelines updated just re-fill in the form in the nutrition bit.
The next detox challenge will run 9th - 13th December (so that you can then eat what you want over Christmas, ha)! Get your friends to take part as well!! (Just click on online membership at the top)