If you are just starting out your weight loss journey, there are a few things you should know. You should do it in a healthy way, meaning do not be so drastic with it.
If you want to lose weight then you must be in a caloric deficit. This means consuming fewer calories than normal. So if you were not wanting to lose weight and not working out, you’d be in a maintenance phase. A usual caloric deficit is 500 fewer calories per day. Example: let’s say that for your maintenance phase you’re consuming 2000 calories a day, well to be in a deficit you need to eat 500 fewer calories—>now you’ll be eating 1500 calories for Fat loss phase.
Eating healthy and being in a caloric deficit is only half of it. You also need to workout. Did you know that you need to burn 3500 calories a week to lose 1 pound of body?!? You need to burn more calories than being consumed. So if you’re eating 1500 calories, you should be burning more than that. With a combo being in a caloric deficit and exercising, you’ll be able to shed the body fat in a HEALTHIER WAY!
BUT you should also be patient with the process. Don’t think that you’ll be able to lose 5lbs in 1 day or 10lbs in a week. Just like doing 1 sit up will Not give you abs. Be patient and do it in a healthier process. Stay consistent and over time these changes will have a big impact.
Think about how long it was to add those pounds (probably months or even years), so don’t be surprised when it takes awhile to take the pound off.
Be smart, make a plan and STAY CONSISTENT!
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