A calorie deficit is so important if you are looking to lose weight and reduce body fat. In a previous post I covered the 3 best calorie deficit methods for weight loss.
This is continuing on from where the previous post left off. (Which if you haven’t already is definitely worth checking out.) https://www.rmfitness.net/post/calorie-deficit-methods
This time we’re going to look at 5 tips to help with your chosen calorie deficit method.
So you’ve looked at the 3 methods and you have picked the one that suits you best. Great! But that’s just picking the method. Now there’s a few things that you need to think about to get the most out of your calorie deficit and get the best results.
There’s a bit more to it than picking your deficit but thankfully not too much more than that.
1) Fast Results vs Slower Results
As I mentioned in the previous post, the bigger the deficit the greater the weight loss and a smaller deficit will mean a smaller and slower weight loss.
So why not go for a bigger deficit and lose more? Well although cutting your calories drastically will mean you reach your fat loss goal quicker, there can be a problem cutting too much.
There have been studies to show that cutting out too many calories can actually reduce your metabolism and down regulating the hormones that burn fat.
This means that it can actually start to get counterproductive.
Also, a big deficit is certainly not fun due to how much exercise you will have to do and/or the food restrictions you have.
This is why picking the correct way for you is so important. Some can deal with the big deficit and others deal better with a smaller one. You need to ask yourself what suits you better for sustained fat loss.
2) Long Term Weight Loss
I touched on some of these points in the previous section. Some people are just better sticking to larger deficits than others. This is why picking the right one is important.
Smaller deficits should be easier to stick to. It’s so much easier on your body and