But simply creating a deficit can be harder than you think.
On the face of it it sounds simple – eat less or burn more than you currently do now.
What we fail to account for are all the factors that affect this :
🥔Food variety & satiety
👄Relationships with food
Plus many more will all have an impact on the amount of food we take in.
Calories Out sounds more simple but there are still a few factors to contend with.
These will all interlink the longer the diet continues – adapting your metabolism down.
🔻Your BMR will drop as your smaller and don’t need as much food to stay alive
🔻NEAT will decrease as your body attempts to stop fat loss
The same can be said for EAT.
🔻Although TEF isn’t that big is will be affected as you consume less food.
Now does it sound that simple?
Hence the reason to find something that works for you. That way you stick to it long enough for it to work.
Below is an easy to use Calorie calculator that can give you a start point as to where to base your Calories for fat loss, maintenance, and muscle gain.