I often say,

You don’t know what you’re eating, until you KNOW what you’re eating.

When it comes to fat loss (and weight loss in general) it truly is a mathematics (and physics) game, because the body is not designed to lose weight.

If you’re having a hard time burning off body fat, there is absolutely a reason, even if you haven’t discovered it just yet.

I know how frustrating it is!!! I remember when I was in my early thirties, I was doing everything I thought I was supposed to do, and yet, my body really did not look very fit.

That’s when I realized that getting lean, and losing body fat was waaaay more complicated than what the other experts were telling us.

And that’s exactly why I got OBSESSED with figuring out this game of body transformation.

And guess what? I got it figured out. And I’m pretty darn good at.

There are many approaches to body transformation out there these days. Let me share with you my approach…

Check out this week’s new video below.

This Week’s Exclusive Content

3 Steps to Losing Weight

Step 1

Strength train at least two times each week! Here is a free strength plan to get you started: CLICK HERE.

Step 2

Start paying attention to how many calories you are eating each day. A good general place to start is by calculating your current body weight by the number 10.

For example, if you currently weigh 160 pounds, you need to eat approximately 1600 calories per day (160 x 10). Keep in mind this number assumes that you are strength training and doing some cardio!

Step 3


You’ve GOT to stay consistent for 2-3 months in order to get best results. Each week you should feel a little bit smaller, tighter or leaner, regardless of the number on the scale.

Check out this week’s video below for even more good stuff!

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Stay strong, friend!

5 replies
  1. Paula
    Paula says:

    Holly, thank you so much for your insights which are always so helpful. I’m still using your recommended 25/25/50 plan and using My Fitness Pal. What about the extra calories Fitness Pal allows for exercise on any given day? Is that a good thing or not? And should the base calorie number be adjusted downward as one loses weight?

    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Hi Paula,
      This is a very good question. I wouldn’t pay attention to the extra calories MFP allows. The amount of calories you calculated is accurate and specific to your body weight and goals. So I would just try to hit that calculated amount, daily.

      As for your question about the base calorie number changing – recalculate caloric intake, for every 10lbs lost.

      Hope this helps!

      In Strength,


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