Factors of Fat Loss: Part Two – Calorie Control

We covered that fat loss comes down to your calories in verse calories out in Part One, so you have to be eating less calories across the day than what you’re burning with your activity and your exercise. But the question is, how many calories a day should you be eating to guarantee results? I hate to tell you this, but there is no magic number that’s going to guarantee that fat loss.

Everybody is different, I really have to stress that!

The amount of calories you should be eating depends on your activity levels, your age, your sex, your hormones – there are so many things to consider! I’m not going to tell you how many calories a day that you need to be eating, but I am going to stress one point….Do not starve yourself. Make sure you’re not under-eating by too much because all that’s going to do is put your body under an enormous amount of stress, deprive it of nutrients, slow your metabolism, and end in failure.

If you want long-term fat loss success you need to go slowly, and you need to fuel your body adequately. Obviously, the best way you’re going to get a fat-loss program tailored to you is to go and see a nutritionist, but you can also try using some calorie-counting apps. I use MyFitnessPal, and I really like it. It can be pretty great if you your settings in accurately, so make sure you put your goals and your activity levels in to the program, and it will tell you how many calories a day you should be eating. It’s only a rough estimate. Listen to your body. If you’re really hungry, you need to be eating more, and as we said in Part One, make sure you’re eating healthy, nutritious foods.

Check out Part Three to learn about exercise for fat loss and how to formulate a good exercise plan to help you get on your way.

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