While brides know all about wedding workouts, grooms generally take a more laissez-fair attitude. But if you really want to look awesome on your wedding day by shedding a few inches from your waistband, we have the lowdown on how to do it, courtesy of our friend Anthony from Groombuilder.com.
Every guy wants to look amazing for his wedding. Yet when it comes to their appearance on their “big day,” guys often focus on the tuxedo and grooming, but neglect the most important thing of all:
It’s hard to feel confident when you have a belly hanging in front of you—and for such an important moment, confidence is key.
I’m going to break down EXACTLY how to transform your body for the wedding. You’re going to learn how fat loss ACTUALLY works, what you should REALLY focus on (and what you shouldn’t).
When your wedding arrives, you’ll be able to walk down that aisle with your head held high.
Fat Loss: How It Actually Works
If you want to drop that stubborn body fat, here is the most important thing to remember:
Calories In < Calories Out
At the end of the day, if you burn more calories than you consume, you’ll lose weight.
The problem is that too many guys overestimate how many calories they burn and underestimate how many calories they eat. Stop guessing and get the real data: keep a food/drink journal for three days to discover what’s really holding you back.
To see exactly how many calories you’re burning each day, use the Cunningham equation. This formula factors in your lean body mass, protein intake, and exercise levels. Any one of these can can drastically impact your daily metabolism.
Once you’ve determined your correct metabolic rate, try to eat 500 less calories per day. If you follow this general rule, you’ll start to lose fat; if you’re still not seeing results, slowly reduce your caloric intake further.
We’ll cover what you should eat and how much in Part 2. But first, let’s look at the unique situation that grooms face.
Fat Loss: Why It’s Different For Grooms
I’ve trained people of all types, sizes, and goals. But the one thing I always noticed is how grooms are different — not only do they have more motivation, but they also more stress (and a lot of it).
Wedding planning is no joke. The average wedding costs over $30,000, and includes frustrations from invitations, reservations, vendors, cancellations, and last-second emergencies. It’s enough to make most grooms go crazy.
Worse, from a weight loss perspective, grooms usually only have 4 – 6 months to get MASSIVE results—and they have a hard deadline for achieving those results. If they miss it, it’s over.
Everything they do must be correct.
In the next articles, I’ll provide the proven principles that will help you lose fat once and for all… and keep it off for the wedding day and beyond.