Weight Loss: A Calorie Deficit Is Your Friend

Weight Loss: A Calorie Deficit Is Your Friend
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When it comes to losing weight, it’s all about calories in versus calories out. The good news is that you can burn extra calories by exercising. The bad news is that this likely won’t be enough to make a big difference in your weight-loss efforts. The best way to lose weight is to create a calorie deficit.

With this in mind, here are some strategies and suggestions to help you lose the weight you want to lose the right way:

  • Set realistic goals. There’s no such thing as a “magic bullet” when it comes to weight loss. When it comes to creating a calorie deficit, burning more calories through exercise is the only sustainable way to burn more calories overall. Studies have shown that people who engage in vigorous exercise for 20 minutes per day can burn up to 300 additional calories daily—and this is just from working out! If you can’t work out for 20 minutes at a time, even 10 minutes of moderate exercise will help.
  • Create a calorie deficit. If you’re exercising but not seeing results, try cutting back on the amount of food you eat by 500-1000 calories each day. Make sure that 1/3 of your diet is composed of fruits and vegetables and avoid processed foods with lots of added sugar and salt.

Calorie deficit

A calorie deficit is the difference between your energy input and your energy out. A lot of people are confused about what a calorie deficit is, what it does and why it’s important. This guide will shed some light on this very important topic. The human body requires a certain amount of energy to function properly. The energy you get from food is called calories, which makes sense because they’re measured in calories. If you consume more calories than you need, you’ll gain weight. If you consume fewer calories than you need, you’ll lose weight.

Calories are like money — if you have a financial surplus, it means you have more than enough to meet your needs, so it’s probably time to save or invest some of it for future use. If you have a financial deficit, you don’t have enough money to meet your needs, so you should probably consider increasing your income or decreasing your expenses until the imbalance is eliminated. Your body works the same way — if there’s an excess of calories available for storage in fat cells, that extra energy will be stored as fat. If there aren’t enough calories available to meet the body’s daily needs, then stored fat will be broken down and used as energy. In either case, when the body doesn’t need all


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Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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