Are you still confused about a calorie deficit?
Maybe these are some questions you have posed to yourself in the past.
What is it?
How do I get into one?
And most importantly I do I lose some weight (body fat)?
This can be quite frustrating especially when you know that a calorie deficit is the main principle involved in your weight loss goal.
So let’s make this simple.
Everyone has got a bank balance and hopefully you know what happens inside there (INS & OUTS).
The bank balance is going to represent BODY FAT!
So you have got your INCOME, that may come from multiple streams such as cash, bank transfers and so on.
This will represent “ENERGY IN” which will include the calories that come from food and liquids.
On the other side, you have OUTGOINGS from your bank account such bills and spending on hobbies.
This will represent “ENERGY OUT” which will include the calories burned by general living, fidgeting, exercise and so on.
Energy IN and OUT can go up and down depending on your bank balance activity!
So in order to be in an ENERGY DEFICIT then all of the money going OUT of your bank balance needs to be greater than the money coming IN.
When this happens then your bank balance will go down, which in this case means BODY FAT (weight).
There’s no perfect start point so just start.
Pick a calorie set point and assess after a week.
If there’s no change then you may need to start focusing on that bank balance to make sure it’s going down.
I hope this analogy will help you start moving towards your goals!
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