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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Does cutting calories result in weight loss???

I have some 'quick and dirty' math for you that will really help
explain why sometimes some people simply don't get the weight
loss results that you would expect.

Here is a hypothetical situation for you...

Your basal metabolic rate is 1,500 calories (Remember, this is just
an example I'm not saying that YOUR BMR is exactly 1,500).

If you include your daily exercise, and the costs of eating, your
total daily energy Expenditure is 2,200 Calories per day.

This is the amount of calories you burn each day.

Now, in this hypothetical situation, you've decided that you want to
lose some weight.

You read around on the internet and discover that if you eat 500
less calories per day, over the course of a week, you should lose 1
pound of fat.

So you give it a try.

You count your calories meticulously. With precision that would
make NASA engineers jealous.

You know for an absolute FACT that you ate 500 less calories EVERY
SINGLE DAY.

But you still didn't lose weight.

What gives?

Did you slow down your metabolism?

Is your metabolism broken?

even worse...did you enter Starvation mode?

Actually.... It's none of the above.

You've been eating 2,900 Calories for the past year (part of the
reason you are trying to lose weight in the first place)

2,900 -500 = 2,400

Bottom line: Even with you're new diet, YOU ARE STILL OVEREATING BY
200 CALORIES!!!

This is why the old saying 'eat 500 less calories to lose weight'
doesn't work....because it's not a complete sentence.

it should be:

"Eat 500 less calories per day THEN YOU BURN".

I know it seems overly simple, but this example may help a lot of
people who are struggling to lose weight.

The amount you need to eat is probably a lot less then you think. Brad Pilion

So, with that "dirty" math - what are we to do??? Cutting calories makes sense - sure, but what about the calories we are putting in? Even if you figure out what calories your eating daily, what calories you should be eating daily - if those calories are poor quality food choices, will you loose the weight?

Maybe in theory yes - will you look the way you want? NO! With poor food choices, like high in sugar, over processed grains, and processed crap in general, you will just become a term I love "Skinny Fat".

I know I know EWWWWWW right? Well let's get on the path to "Fit and beautiful" or for my men out there "Ripped and hot"!

EAT:Meats
Nuts and seed
Veggies
Fruit
NO sugar
NO starch

Exercise:
Daily be it CrossFit, an active recovery day, playing with the kids outside, what ever it is - be ACTIVE DAILY!

Such simple steps to help your life be healthy, happy, fit, and if your looking for it (which most of us are) HOT no matter what age you are!

3 comments:

Jerad said...

Good article Sis. Here is a link to figure out what your BMR is.

http://preventdisease.com/healthtools/articles/bmr.html

Alena said...

Nice lil brother thank you!

Ashleigh said...

I like it : )