Want to lose weight, how many calories are you taking in?

Why counting calories will keep you from being counted out. 

Basically, If you want to lose weight you need to understand this, even if you get all other the aspects on point without managing this, it is possible you may still gain weight

This one aspect of weight loss which can really help when it comes to long-term weight loss or in order to maintain your perfect weight is all about calories, so let’s take a look at calories and what you need to know.

Firstly to lose weight you need to be in a calories deficit as fat is basically stored energy. This is where many people may be going wrong especially if they have a tendency to go off the rails quite regularly.

For instance to maintain their current weight let’s say they need to consume 1800 calories per day, and to lose weight we then need to create a deficit, my calculations work out that they would need to consume 1440 calories per day to lose weight, which is a weekly amount of 10,080 calories. So say they eat well for five days hitting the 1440 daily goal, amounting to 7200 calories leaving 2880 in total calories for the last two days. But and a big but (no pun intended) say they consume 2200 calories on both days, which is easy to do! They then are 1520 calories over for the week, the result is fat storage and weight gain!

Basically, if you want to have two days of cake, booze, and junk food, you need to count the calories. This is when most people think oh well I’ve blown it so I won’t worry about my calories today which is totally the wrong approach, we need to know what the damage is on those days particularly! Then we can adjust the rest of the week accordingly, meaning we could adjust the calories on all of the other five days to balance out the days of indulgence. We can then manage the damage and have a specific amount of calories left as to not go over our weekly weight loss amount.

Using this information alongside most of the other aspects of a healthy diet will give you a real chance of hitting those weight loss goals.

If you need any help to work out your specific calorie amounts and how I recommend you measure your daily calories then drop me a line.

Serious food for thought!

Speak soon, Mark