But My fitness pal says I should be eating 1200 calories.
I would love to get hold the person who decided to ‘blanket prescribe’ 1200 calories to everyone who signs up to my fitness pal.
Let’s just be very clear here. 1200 calories, for most adults is low. Like really low.
So this leaves the question. ‘But how many calories should I be eating?
And the answer is……
Drum roll please
Ok I know that’s not helpful.
But please hear me out.
To GAIN weight. You eat MORE calories than you are burning.
To LOSE weight. You need to burn more calories than you are eating.
So to be ‘in a calorie surplus’ (gain)
Be in a calorie deficit (lose)
Weight loss and gain is actually that simple.
BUT diet plans, and shakes, and weight loss club won’t sell memberships or products if they let on it’s THAT SIMPLE.
But the TRUTH is. IT IS.
Since I can’t lie. Its calories in vs calories out.
No matter how you sugar coat the diet and give it a fancy name and tell yourself you have to squeeze a grapefruit into your eye because Kylie did it and it speeds up fat loss…..
NO. you lose weight and I will keep saying it. BY EATING LESS THAN YOU BURN.
BUT HOW MUCH VICTORIA?
Ok you could do a fancy equation here which will tell you how many calories your body burns at rest.
BUT again. That’s a maths equation that doesn’t REALLY know you.
So here are some steps to take to find out how many calories you need to eat.
AND THAT. Is why you aren’t losing weight!
It’s hard to put this into a blog. BUT it’s also important to point out that you could not be losing weight because you are not eating enough. If you go to the gym, aren’t seeing changes but you are religiously sticking to calories and not over indulging then perhaps you are not eating enough to fuel your body and the workouts. You are finding the gym harder….you feel tired. Exhausted all the time. This is also a way to hinder results.
But I feel like that is a blog for another day……
If of course this has left you confused at all please feel free to drop me a message here mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org I’m happy to help 🙂
It’s also worth mentioning with all my personal training I offer personalised diet and nutrition advice. I also offer online nutrition and diet advice. Where I can help you really find out how many calories you need and help you lead a healthier lifestyle with no fad diets.
No need to live local. This can all be done online 🙂