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Calorie Deficit

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.

Still confused?

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 🔎


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