The fundamental factors required to gain or lose weight are pretty straight forward, but can nevertheless sometimes appear to be confusing. So I decided to make it in to a flow chart. Please share and enjoy. :)
You can download a higher quality version of the chart here:
Note: This is a pretty simplified chart in that each info bubble could be the title of an entire blog post. The intention of the chart is just to provide the broad path they should set for themselves depending on their desired goal.
As always, I am not a health professional, just an enthusiastic fitness nerd. You should always consult your doctor before starting a new diet or training program.
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Eric James Lyman
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