Updated: 5 days ago
Weight loss and more importantly sustainable weight loss can be so hard to achieve. There is so much misleading information put in front of us every single day, it is no wonder we often end up feeling confused and just want to quit.
It really doesn't need to be as complicated as we are all made to believe!
One of the biggest mistake I see people make is not eating enough!
This may sound counterintuitive but often the first thing people do when trying to lose weight is drastically reducing their calorie intake. Common sense tells us that the less we eat the more weight we will lose. Whilst this is true because of energy balance and all that jazz unfortunately it isn't that simple. Now, before you accuse me of contradicting myself and making things more complicated, please let me explain why.
Putting yourself in a very big calorie deficit just isn't going to be sustainable. Your energy levels will be very low, you will feel hungry all the time and the mood swings will make your partner wish they never met you. On top of all that, you will also lose a lot of muscle given you an increased risk of becoming a 'skinny fat'. Not really the image you were going for!
This can all be avoided by gradually reducing your calories and beginning to lose weight at a much slower pace. This should help reduce the loss of energy, feeling hungry and mood swings. More importantly the slightly higher calorie intake will allow you to still have a social life rather then stuck at home munching on salad. As a result of all of this you are more likely to stick to your 'diet' long term and this will deliver the results!
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