The best way to lose weight is to put your body in to calorie deficit. This means that you should be burning of more calories, consistently on a day to day basis, than you consume through your food.
When you are in calorie deficit, your body will eat in to your fat stores to make up the calorie difference. And this is the key to weight loss. One way to deficit, and probably the easiest way, is to cut calories to lose weight.
How to cut calories to lose weight
The first, and hardest thing to do, is to cut out your junk calories. That means clear out your cupboards and stop buying foods like chocolate, cakes, sweets, and fizzy drinks.
These foods will simply kill off any dieting effort your make. You just won’t lose weight if you keep eating them. If you simply can’t eliminate them whilst in the weight loss phase of your diet, then at least save them for the occasional treat. Maybe save them for key milestones as an incentive, such as every time you lose half a stone, for example.
The next thing you should do is reduce your starchy food intake, from foods such as bread, pasta, rice, pizza, and potatoes. You don’t have to cut them out like your junk calories, as they are a good source of energy to fuel your body, but you should reduce them. Starchy foods like these tend to be high in calories. If you don’t burn off these excess calories they will be converted in to fats and subsequently stored under your skin and surrounding your organs.
So reduce your portion size and frequency that you eat them.
How many calories should you cut to lose weight?
In every pound of fat under your skin there is 3500 calories of energy. So this means that when your calorie deficit reaches 3500 calories you will lose a pound of fat!
If you spread these 3500 calories over a week, then you need a daily calorie deficit of 500 calories to lose 1 pound every week.
It really is that simple. Control your calorie intake to lose weight, ensure a calorie deficit, and you will reach your ideal bodyweight.
Other ways to calorie deficit
Cutting calories is not the only way to deficit. There are two other methods at your disposal.
First off, you can simply be more active. It actually has a fancy name. Non-exercise activity thermogenesis, or NEAT for short.
It basically means that if you simply get off your butt and move around you can burn a load more calories! Walk around the round whilst chatting on your mobile (after all, your mobile is mobile). Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk to your local shops instead of driving. There are many ways to burn off extra calories
And last but not least there is good old exercise. If you want to lose weight quickly, then you should really add exercise to your routine as it will boost you calorie deficit massively. And the greater the deficit the quicker the weight loss.
See how to burn 1000 calories every training session to maximise your weight loss. Whether you want to lose a pound, lose a stone, or even 5 stone, this will really speed up the weight loss process.