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Why You Can’t Lose Weight Eating Clean…

Caloric. Deficit.

There was a time when I believed that “clean eating” was the secret to fat loss. Likewise, I thought that I would be able to build a perfectly sculpted body with zero fat by eating only clean protein sources.

To a lot of you that probably sounds silly. But to just as many people out there, you can relate to this.

Eating healthy is great. However you define healthy, if you want to “eat clean” then there will be great overall health benefits.

But weight loss is not one of those benefits if you are eating too much.

You know that classic riddle, “which weighs more, a thousand pounds of lead or a thousand pounds of feathers?” (Or something like that)

Look at calories the same way.

3000 calories of vegetables is still 3000 calories. To lose weight, you have to be in a caloric deficit! Your food choices matter for other reasons, but if you are eating too much, WHAT you are eating won’t matter.

Eat healthy foods, it’s good for you. But understand that in order to lose weight, you need to have your calories in check. There is such thing as “too much of a good thing.”

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About Matt Rosenman

With over 15 years of experience in health and fitness, Matt Rosenman is the expert voice behind Matt’s philosophy is simple: no foods are off-limits, and a healthy lifestyle shouldn't be complicated or restrictive. As a certified personal trainer with a bachelor’s degree in Health Behavioral Sciences, Matt brings well-rounded expertise to his blog. From revamping classic recipes with a nutritious twist to debunking health myths, he guides his readers through the maze of fitness fads with science-backed advice. Featured in major publications and with a strong following on social media, Matt is committed to making “healthy” uncomplicated—proving there's no need for a cheat day when you’re enjoying delicious, better-for-you meals every day. Join Matt on his mission to simplify health without sacrificing flavor. Learn More