Calorie Deficit; let’s keep it simple:
1 Pound of fat in the human body is equal to 3,500 calories.
Eat 500 calories less than your body needs a day, will result in losing 1 Pound of weight a week.
Calorie deficit is when you burn more calories than you consume.
This requires the body to use some of it’s stored energy (fat). If you want to lose weight / burn fat, the only way todo this is being in a caloric deficit.
To work out how many calories you need, first calculate your TDEE
(Total Daily Energy Expenditure)
then subtract your calorie deficit from this number. (-500 for 1lb loss, -750 for 1.5 etc)
Feel free to use the TDEE Calculator, link in the navigational bar 🔎